Positive Bristol Rovers update issue on future of Brentford and Chelsea stars

Matt Taylor has discussed where Bristol Rovers are at with their three loan players. Three players are borrowed by Brentford and Chelsea. (Image: Getty Images)Matt Taylor has discussed where Bristol Rovers are at with their three loan players. Three players are borrowed by Brentford and Chelsea. (Image: Getty Images)
Matt Taylor has discussed where Bristol Rovers are at with their three loan players. Three players are borrowed by Brentford and Chelsea. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images
Bristol Rovers boss Matt Taylor provides updates on the futures of Chelsea and Brentford stars, since the departures of two loanees already in January.

Bristol Rovers boss Matt Taylor states that the January recall window for Harvey Vale, Matt Cox and Tristan Crama has "been and gone," following the recent loan recalls of Lamare Bogarde and Ryan Woods to parent clubs Aston Villa and Hull City.

"It's been and gone," said the 41-year old.

"So that's where those three are and you're always conscious but all three of them are playing so you'd like to think the parent clubs are a relatively happy with the current agreements in place.

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Vale, Cox and Crama have all played pivotal roles for the Gas this season, most recently in Rovers' 3-1 defeat to Norwich City in their FA Cup third-round at the Memorial Stadium.

"I mentioned after the game last night I though Tristan's (Crama) game was that of another level where once the space opened up, himself and Connor Taylor could match the opposition and I would probably put Josh Grant in that bracket as well. I was really pleased with those three last night and another string to out bone in relation to that."

The trio have made 65 appearances between themselves in League One this season and with injuries across the squad, the youngsters will be vital if the Gas are to push up the league standings and become within touching distance of the play-offs.

Cox has played every minute of every game so far this season and his parent club Brentford will be delighted with the experience and minutes the shot stopper has received in recent months.

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Likewise for Vale, the Chelsea academy graduate has had many minutes this campaign and has been utitlised in various positions. More recently the 20-year-old has featured at left wing-back, a position that has suited him well and he has been able to showcase both sides of his game.

Crama has been essential for Taylor's side, especially recently since the injury to James Wilson, as the Frenchman has most definitely stepped up since the injury he personally endured back in October.

"Tristan (Crama) is still young kid," said Taylor, "as is Cox, as his Harvey (Vale) so they're learning on the job, but those relationships seem strong and hopefully they will continue because not just this season we hope to build that for future loans."

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