Bristol Rovers transfer latest as 'offer in waiting' for star - won't play against Norwich City

Trevor Clarke has returned to Bristol Rovers. Matt Taylor expects him to transfer back to Ireland however. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)Trevor Clarke has returned to Bristol Rovers. Matt Taylor expects him to transfer back to Ireland however. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)
Trevor Clarke has returned to Bristol Rovers. Matt Taylor expects him to transfer back to Ireland however. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Latest Bristol Rovers transfer news as Matt Taylor expects one player to depart

Matt Taylor has confirmed that Trevor Clarke is likely to leave Bristol Rovers this month.

Clarke is out-of-favour at the Memorial Stadium, and is one player that is likely to depart the Gas this month. Clarke has just completed an entire season with Shamrock Rovers, winning the League of Ireland title.

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He played 21 times, and now their campaign has concluded his loan deal has expired. Clarke isn't expected to stay around long however and a return to Ireland is likely to be on the cards. Shamrock Rovers - who have qualified for the UEFA Champions League qualifiers after the title win have been linked with a return, and Tallaght Stadium seems the most likely of destinations.

“No, not at this moment in time,” responded Taylor when asked if Clarke was with Rovers. 

“I think everybody is aware of what the plan is. Everyone's wishes Trevor's included would be to go back to Ireland. He's got an offer in waiting there. 

"I would imagine that will get sorted out in the next few days if not the next couple of weeks."

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The left wing-back is currently nursing a knock, and is not available for Rovers FA Cup third-round tie with Norwich City at Carrow Road. As he is not in the first-team picture, there is no rush to get him back, and a move could be imminent.

Clarke made 24 appearances in total for the Rovers and is under contract until the summer of 2024. He was awarded a new two-year deal back in the summer of 2022, but then fell of favour under former boss Joey Barton.

Taylor added: "It's something I've not been hugely part of but unfortunately I've not seen Trevor. It's strange coming into it with his season ending and coming into the building. 

“He's had a bit of time off and he's also picked up a bit of a niggle in that time as well. 

“If he was fully-fit we might be acting slightly differently in terms of getting him back in the building and assessing him. We do expect an outcome where he's probably away from us.”

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