Double departure from Bristol Rovers after transfer deadline

The Gas have allowed two of their players to leave for valuable experiences out on loan

Bristol Rovers have allowed youngsters Jamie Egan and Lucas Vaughan to depart the club on loan for a short period.

Egan, joins National League South outfit Weymouth on a one-months loan, whilst Vaughan has made the move to Helenic Premier Division side Lydney Town on a work experience loan. As both players have joined non-league sides, they can be recalled and can also train with the Gas.

Centre-back Egan, spent time on loan in the National League North with Gloucester City, formerly managed by Lee Mansell, earlier this season. He will now try and help the Terras from stopping back-to-back relegations, with the club currently 22nd. Hungerford Town - who have Gas goalkepeer Jed Ward and defender Ryan Jones on loan - are bottom.

Weymouth boss Bobby Wilkinson said: "I'm extremely happy to get Jamie over the line from Bristol Rovers. He's had some good experience as he's played non-league football at this level with Gloucester and Hereford. In a three-word social media message, Rovers said: 'Good luck, Jamie!' last Friday, after Weymouth had announced his arrival at the Dorset club.

Egan made a winning start for his new side, starting and playing the whole match as Weymouth defeated Dulwich Hamlet 2-1. The Ireland-born defender reacted on social media by saying: "Important 3 points and a first 90 minutes since September after a tough few months out."

As for Vaughan, who is an attacker, and can play either up front or on the wings, was announced on late Sunday afternoon by Lydney Town. Currently 17th in the league standings, they are a club in the ninth tier of English football and play against the likes of Chipping Sodbury Town and Roman Glass St George. Vaughan could make his debut tomorrow night (February 7) against Mangotsfield United at Cossham Street.

Other young Rovers players out on loan include Sam Heal, who is with North Leigh until the end of the season. Jerry Lawrence, who played in the EFL Trophy and was a substitute on the opening day of the League One season - is currently with Salisbury, who play in the seventh tier, one division below the National League South.