Guy Madjo starts two-day training spell with Bristol Rovers
Bristol Rovers boss John Ward is running the rule over recently-released Aldershot striker Guy Madjo at Cribbs Causeway this morning.
Madjo, 28, will join in with the rest of the squad for the next two days after leaving fellow relegation rivals Aldershot earlier this week – but has not yet been offered any deal by Ward.
The well-travelled striker, who has played for a host of Football League clubs – including cross-town rivals Bristol City – since starting out at Wessex League side Petersfield Town eight years ago, could offer Ward the physical presence that has been lacking since the return of Tom Eaves to parent club Bolton Wanderers last week.
Madjo, who was drafted into the Cameroon national team as a replacement for the injured Samuel Eto'o in 2007, scored eight times for Aldershot in 23 apperances over a two-year period most recently and also claimed three goals in a loan spell at Plymouth Argyle earlier this season.
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Ward, meanwhile, has also confirmed that he hopes to have another new signing on board in time for Saturday's clash wth Gillingham at the Memorial Stadium to bolster a squad that has lost both Leicester defender Cian Bolger and Stoke City midfielder Matt Lund.
The manager, meanwhile, has also confirmed that a bid to sign Bolger on a permanent deal has been turned down by Leicester City and it is 'unlikely' that the Championship club will allow him to return on loan.
Ward is still hopeful of bringing Lund back to the Memorial Stadium until the end of the season and he said: "We'd like to bring them both back.
"I've made a bid to buy Cian and that has been turned down. Whether we can improve on the initial offer is questionable at the moment. We'd also like to have Matt back here, but that is a decision for Stoke to make."
Ward, meanwhile, will attempt to extend Rovers' recent unbeaten run to three games when they face Martin Allen's league leaders at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
"A win at home and a point at Aldershot has served to inject a bit of confidence into the boys," Ward said. "We're still a bit short in terms of numbers, but what people have seen over the last couple of games is that the attitude and approach from everybody involved has been good.
"That attitude, however, will be tested to the full in the next couple of games because we have tough opponents in the shape of Gillingham and Fleetwood, so now we have to maintain that sort of spirit if we are to get anything out of those games. If we get the same sort of backing from the crowd as we did on Tuesday, then we can fully achieved these things together."
He added: "Gillingham are top of the division, so they are the best team in this league at the moment. On any given day, however, things can happen in our favour. We must go into the game believing that we can get something out of it and then go and give it a right good go.
"This group of players are very young in terms of their football experience, but they have bought in to the cause. They all understand that they have got us into this predicament and now they have to go and get us out of it. We need ability to do that, but attitude and desire has to come first."
Striker David Clarkson (ankle) is still rated as doubtful to feature, whilst defender Jim Paterson (hamstring) is definitely out. Defender Danny Woodards (ankle) could make a return and skipper Garry Kenneth is back after suspension.