Wall expected to make Bristol Rovers switch

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Hatters striker Alex Wall is expected to join Vanarama Conference side Bristol Rovers before the loan window closes this afternoon.

The 24-year-old has been restricted to just five first team appearances for Luton this season, scoring one goal, the winner against Stevenage last month.

Wall had a similar spell at Dartford last season, netting eight times in 15 matches and Still is confident the deal will go through, meaning the striker will link up with Hatters winger Dave Martin, who is also on loan at the Pirates.

He said: “It’s agreed that Alex Wall is going to go to Bristol Rovers.

“He’s training, but like last year he needs to go and play now as we were going to include him in a couple of game gone by, but he hasn’t trained.

“Because of the form of Ricky Miller, and the form of Charlie Walker, it’s an opportunity for Alex to go and play.

“Its got to be done this afternoon, but its been agreed, so it should get done today.”

Still also revealed that Wall suffers from a medical problem known as Gilbert’s syndrome that has hampered his ability to train at Kenilworth Road.

He added: “Hes got a thing called Gilbert’s syndrome that does affect him and does affect his training.

“We’ve known it for a while and he has to go steady with it, but at the moment its okay.

“He can’t run sometimes and it’s a thing that affects your legs and your movement.

“It comes and goes and there’s nothing he can do about it.

“When he’s right, he needs to really push on and it’s a case of managing it.

“When he’s playing regularly, which we found with Dartford last year it’s okay, so we’ll get him there (Bristol Rovers) for the month and see where he is after that.”

Meanwhile, young full back Brett Longden, who has been at Maidenhead this season, will now head to Southern League Premier Division side Arlesey Town on loan.