Bristol Rovers deadline day latest as Ipswich Town and Asia Cup star to join the Gas

The 21-year-old who has played 24 times for Indonesia, will play his football at the Mem for the rest of the season.
Elkan Baggott Elkan Baggott
Elkan Baggott

Bristol Rovers have announced the signing of Elkan Baggott on loan from Ipswich Town for the rest of the season.

The 21-year-old, who has 24 caps for his country has just come back from representing Indonesia at the Asia Cup. His nation were knocked out of the competition after losing 4-0 to Australia in the round-of-16, where the defender played all 90 minutes.

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Baggott has had previous loan spells at Kings Lynn, Gillingham and Cheltenham Town, before joining the Pirates on deadline day. The Indonesian star scored the only goal for Ipswich in their EFL Cup exit to Fulham back in November of this season. However, most of his EFL experience was made during his six-month spell at the Gills last campaign where he played 29 times scoring three goals between August and January. Baggott then signed for Cheltenham in the last January transfer window where he made just one appearance for the Gloucestershire side.

Since then the defender has been back at his parent club Ipswich who he has played four times for this campaign. He since has headed to the Asia Cup in January of this year where he featured playing against Iraq, Japan and finally Australia.

The Tractor Boys are pushing for promotion in the Championship this season and Baggott will hope his loan experience at Rovers will put him good stead to fight for first-team football next season, which could be potentially the Premier League. The loanee is a player with lots of quality and has huge potential and the defender will be a great addition for Matt Taylor's side.

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