Bristol Rovers confirm loanee returns to Premier League side Nottingham Forest for 'rehab' on injury

The Costa Rican has been nursing a hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined for the past couple of weeks.

Bristol Rovers manager Matt Taylor has confirmed that Nottingham Forest loanee Brandon Aguilera has gone back to his parent club to begin the rehabilitation phase of his hamstring injury.

The Costa Rican international joined Rovers on deadline day in January, however was quickly added to the club's absentee list due to injury. "Brandon probably had the best debut known," said Taylor. "But then a few games later he picks up a hamstring injury. So he's gone back to Nottingham Forest, he will come back to us in the next couple of weeks," he added.

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Gasheads will be desperate to see Aguilera back on the grass as soon as possible as the 20-year-old has only made three appearances for the club so far. "He will do his first couple of weeks of rehab there, but he showed in a short space of time what a good addition he will be to this football club," said Taylor. "Certainly for the remainder of this season and the quicker we get him back the better."

Aguilera wasn't the only loanee to join on deadline day last month as Indonesian international Elkan Baggott joined from Championship side Ipswich Town, whilst 19-year-old Harry Vaughn signed from Hull City. Their new boss Taylor gave his assessment on their starts to life in a Rovers shirt. "It’s been a testing time for Elkan and Harry in terms of their first exposure back to lower league football," said Taylor. "Having come from the Championship level and coming from a tournament elsewhere, it's been a little bit of a shock to the system in terms of their performances."

The pair have started just four games between them since their arrivals and Gasheads will hope that there is more to come from the two loanees before they head back to their respective parent clubs in the summer. "They showed really good signs, they had their best games last game, both in the second-half at Northampton, so hopefully they can take that on and take that forward to what's next," added Taylor.

Carlisle United visit the Memorial Stadium this weekend and both Baggott and Vaughn will feel that they are in contention to start. Saturday's visitors sit rock bottom of League One and are fighting for their lives. Meanwhile, the Pirates sit 12th in the division, 13 points off the play-offs with 13 games to go. Therefore, Taylor will be hoping his side can come away with the three points to give the Gas a fighting chance of making a late promotion push this season.

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