Tounkara set to join Pirates

  • Last Updated: February 27 2013, 16:32 GMT

Bristol Rovers boss John Ward has said he will offer former Sunderland striker Oumare Tounkara a short-term deal.

Tounkara: Set to join Rovers
Tounkara: Set to join Rovers

The French striker, 22, who has been on trial with the Pirates, scored eight times during a 52-game stay at Oldham after leaving the Stadium of Light.

"I'll be talking to him over the next 24 hours to try and do something," Ward told the Bristol Evening Post.

"We are short of players now and we certainly need to look at one or two reinforcements to get us through the next couple of months.

"It's difficult because I have my full amount of loans taken up so we have to look at free agents. Oumare is a big strong boy and would be a good addition for us."