Rovers continue Andersen talks
Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope remains hopeful of keeping Mikkel Andersen until the end of the season.
Last Updated: 24/01/10 7:54pm
Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope remains hopeful of keeping Reading goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen until the end of the season.
Andersen has been on loan at the Memorial Stadium since September, but is currently due to return to Reading at the end of this month.
The managerial situation at the Championship club has previously hampered Rovers' efforts to agree a deal, but Trollope is optimistic Andersen will still be in his plans.
"We are trying to extend him for the rest of the season," Trollope told the club's official website. "His form is back to where it was in his opening spell with us.
"He has been a major boost for us since he has been at the club, and we hope to extend him to the end of the season."
Time running out
Trollope also confirmed he is trying to add to his squad after seeing Colchester United defender Pat Baldwin reject a permanent move to Rovers.
He added: "We are in discussions with a number of players and we are hopeful.
"We are aware that time is running out, we have gone down a few dead ends along the way, as all clubs do, in our search to improve the squad.
"We are at the level now where the players we bring in have to be at a pretty good level to improve us. And obviously the wages and transfer fees associated with that level of player are sometimes out of our reach."