BRISTOL Rovers boss John Ward has completed a deal to sign Port Vale forward Kaid Mohamed on loan until the end of the season. Mohamed, 29, left Cheltenham Town over the summer to move to Vale Park , but has struggled to secure a regular place in the side and spent a shot spell on loan at AFC Wimbledon recently. Ward has been patient in his pursuit of a player he has been chasing for a number of weeks and will hand Mohamed a debut when Rovers host Newport County at the Memorial Stadium tomorrow. "I've been talking to Port Vale about Kaid for a couple of weeks now and we've been right on top of that situation," said Ward. "It was important to bide my time until I could get a player with the right sort of experience that we needed because there isn't a lot of scope for me to bring three or four new faces in at the moment. "We have a lot of young boys here and I think a player with 200 or so games and some goals to his name is a good addition for us. Kaid is a forward player with a lot of pace and can play either side and has a real pedigree at this level. "The pace he will bring to us at the top-end of the pitch is something we have needed. We get him at a good time, with two home games to come in the next few days." Ward is still expected to make one more signing before the window closes, but he added: "I think that is awkward for me at the moment. "I've got to discuss that with the chairman to find out if we have the cash to enable us to do it. "Kaid has not cost us a lot of money, so we will see if we can do something else, but, at the moment, that won't be for Saturday." Mohamed, who was a latecomer to the professional game when signing for Swindon Town at the age of 23, has more than 200 appearances under his belt and can operate in both central and wide areas. He joined Port Vale from Cheltenham Town over the summer, but has only managed three starts for the Valiants this season. "It hasn't really worked out for me at Port Vale," admitted Mohamed. "It's a new challenge for me now and I'm very pleased to be here. The manager has shown some trust in me and I am looking forward to working with him. I hope I can repay him by scoring some goals and creating some chances here." Ward is hopeful striker Matt Harrold will recover from a minor ankle injury to feature against Justin Edinburgh's promotion- chasing side. Rovers will start the game one point outside the League Two relegation zone, but are unbeaten in seven games at the Memorial Stadium , and Ward said: "It is a good opportunity (to move away from the relegation zone) if we get the points on the board. "Two or three wins can make a lot of difference for any team because the league is so tight, but getting those two or three wins is easier said than done. " Newport are a good side just outside the top seven and pushing to get in those play-off places. It is a local derby of sorts and they will bring good numbers to support their team. "The game at their place had an edge to it and we will have to control our emotions and focus on trying to play some good football." Ward, meanwhile, has confirmed that winger Shaquille Hunter has left the club after his contract was terminated by mutual consent last month. John Ward " We have a lot of young boys here and I think a player with 200 or so games and some goals to his name is a good addition for us "
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