Striker Tom Eaves is loving life at Bristol Rovers
On-loan striker Tom Eaves admits that Bristol Rovers have endured a difficult few weeks – but insists he has no regrets over his decision to make a temporary switch to the Memorial Stadium.
Eaves, 20, joined from Bolton at the end of September and has proved a hit with supporters after scoring six times in a struggling side.
That form has persuaded Rovers manager Mark McGhee to step up his attempts to keep the promising striker beyond the end of next month, when his short-term arrangement is due to expire.
The forward is understood to be keen to stay on until the end of the season and all that remains for a deal to be secured is for Bolton to sanction the arrangement following a recent change of management that saw Dougie Freedman take over from Owen Coyle.
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Eaves, meanwhile, is continuing to focus on trying to help Rovers lift themselves away from the League Two relegation zone over the next few weeks, and he said: I'm enjoying my time here. It has been good experience because you're not always going to be in a team that is winning.
"It's important to learn how to react when you're losing games and going through a bad run.
"It is frustrating sometimes, but you have to try to remain positive. We've lost a few games, but we've always stuck together through it.
"I don't think there has ever been a doubt about the spirit around the dressing room.
"We have always tried to put things behind us quickly while focusing on the next game. There has certainly not been any pointing fingers at each other when we have lost."
Eaves was on the scoresheet again last weekend when Rovers avoided a third successive defeat after a 3-3 home draw with Bradford City.
He said: "It was a battle. We were pleased with how we performed and the point was good for us, but we were disappointed we didn't win the game."
Rovers can improve their position if they can take three points from their rearranged fixture against Wycombe at Adams Park on Saturday.
The original game was abandoned in controversial circumstances when Rovers were leading 3-1 at Adams Park in August, but Eaves said: "I wasn't here at the time, so, for me, it is solely about building on what we did last weekend.
"If we could get three points it would be a big help to us."