According to the Herald, Bristol Rovers are seeking a deal for St Johnstone winger Drey Wright to replace Derby County’s Jayden Mitchell-Lawson.

Mitchell-Lawson joined Bristol Rovers in the January transfer window on loan.

The youngster had been shining in the Derby academy. He helped the U18s win the Premier League Cup last season before moving up to the U23s.

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Rams boss Phillip Cocu has been keen to create a pathway for Derby’s youngsters.

The likes of Jason Knight and Max Bird have featured predominantly for the first team. Morgan Whittaker and Louie Sibley have also tasted senior action.

Mitchell-Lawson, 20, was another deemed ready for senior football but the club opted to move him out on loan in January to gain some valuable experience.

Rovers, who are midtable in League One, represented a fine opportunity.

 

Mitchell-Lawson has since made six appearances for the Gas. He scored his first goal in the defeat at Wycombe Wanderers before helping his side beat Blackpool last week.

The Bristol Post suggests Rovers’ chances of keeping him beyond the summer are slim.

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Derby will likely look to integrate Mitchell-Lawson into the first team set-up or seek another loan deal. The winger has plenty of potential and an excellent attitude to boot.

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