Colchester United midfielder John-Joe O'Toole has joined League Two strugglers Bristol Rovers on a month's loan.

The tough-tackling U's midfielder has been reunited with his former Colchester boss John Ward, who took over from Mark McGhee at the Memorial Stadium.

O'Toole, 24, has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

He started the season in Ward's starting line-up, helping them claim a 0-0 draw at Preston North End on the opening day of the campaign.

But the former Watford player has started only one match under new boss Joe Dunne, the 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth earlier this month.

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