Bristol Rovers chief reveals Harry Vaughan struggles after Hull City move

Harry Vaughan in action for Bristol Rovers
Harry Vaughan in action for Bristol Rovers -Credit:Pete Norton/Getty Images

Bristol Rovers head coach Matt Taylor has revealed why Harry Vaughan has struggled to make an impact at the Memorial Stadium following his loan move from Hull City.

The highly-rated 20-year-old shot to prominence this time last season as a teenager when he came from the academy and straight into Liam Rosenior's first team at City, but found the going tough in the early weeks of the Championship season, and was eventually loaned out to the League One outfit.

Since swapping the Humber for the Avon, Vaughan's opportunities have been limited with just one start which came against Fleetwood Town back in early February, with his total minutes so far standing at just 173. He wasn't involved in the 3-1 win at Cheltenham Town on Saturday, but despite that, Gas boss Taylor says the youngster is learning his trade in a tough environment.

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“You can say he is out of favour, but he has just not been selected," Taylor explained. "He has had a tough time in terms of his input on the game. His contribution to games just hasn't quite happened for him.

“I think it has been a great learning curve for him. Because in the Championship at Hull, it is a cleaner game and training environment and there are cleaner moments at different stages. Whereas the game here seems to have landed on him at our level, it would be really interesting to see if he can go back to Hull and affect their first-team, or if he has to go out on loan and learn a different way and what we do does differently.

“At times his game has just broken down with what lower league football tends to be, which is a little bit of back and forth and a little bit of it landing on you and a little bit of body against you, but he's such a talent and such a good lad as well and he can still affect it in the next four games.”