Bristol Rovers unlikely to return with improved offer for Cian Bolger
Bristol Rovers boss John Ward is unlikely to return with an improved offer for Leicester City defender Cian Bolger, the Post understands.
Ward had a bid for an undisclosed sum of money rejected at the end of last week and hinted over the weekend that the two clubs were wide apart in their valuation of the 20-year-old, who has featured over 50 times for Rovers during three separate loan spells.
On Monday, however, the manager revealed that he may be forced into bringing in another defender after it was confirmed that skipper Garry Kenneth will miss the remainder of the season through injury.
The arrival of senior striker, however, remains at the top of Ward's most wanted list and The Post has learned that moves have been made for two players in the last 24 hours and that Rovers are currently awaiting the outcomes of those inquiries.
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Bolger, however, is not thought to be one of those targets and is likely to remain out of reach unless the cost of the whole package to sign the player is significantly reduced.
The manager, meanwhile, is still yet to learn whether or not Stoke City midfielder Matthew Lund will return to the Memorial Stadium for a third loan spell – but the chances of that move happening appear to be receding by the day.
Ward confirmed earlier this week that another club had shown an interest in taking Lund on loan but a decision on the midfielder's future has still yet to be made.