Swansea City striker Oliver McBurnie excited by Bristol Rovers loan
8th March 2016
Young Swans striker Oliver McBurnie is relishing a promotion charge with Bristol Rovers after joining the club on loan.
The 19-year-old, who arrived at the Liberty last summer from Bradford City, will remain with the League Two club for the remainder of the season after completing his loan switch on Monday afternoon.
McBurnie joins a Rovers side that is currently sixth in the fourth tier, with the Scottish Under-21 international hoping to receive international clearance to play in Tuesday night's home game with AFC Wimbledon.
And he is looking forward to gaining more experience of senior football, having already netted a hat-trick on his debut during a loan spell at Newport Country in November.
"As soon as the opportunity came up I was very keen to take it," said McBurnie, who has scored eight goals for Swans U21s this season.
"I've had loan spells with Chester and Newport while I've obviously played for Bradford during my time there, so there's nothing quite like playing first-team football.
"I've really enjoyed playing for our U21s, but the opportunity to get first-team games is something I must take.
"It's great to join a team that is on the up. The team's goal is to get promoted, and hopefully I can play a part in that.
"I've never experienced promotion, so that would be a great moment for me."
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