Theo Robinson was surprisingly allowed to leave Rovers on loan yesterday – possibly spelling the end of his career at the club.
The striker joined Scunthorpe United on a month’s loan in Rovers’ only piece of business on emergency loan deadline day.
While Robinson has only started 13 games for Rovers this term, his departure came as somewhat of a surprise given the push for the play-offs.
Curtis Main, Nathan Tyson and Jonson Clarke-Harris are now the only recognised senior strikers at the club.
And Clarke-Harris could be recalled by parent club Rotherham United on a day’s notice at any time after April 9.
The move could see highly rated young forward Liam Mandeville pushed into the senior squad before the end of the season.
With Robinson out of contract at the end of season, his loan move so late in the campaign will be taken by many as a sign he will be released in the summer.
Since Tyson’s return to full fitness after Christmas, Robinson has increasingly found himself on the periphery of the first team.
The 26-year-old Jamaica international forward has scored nine goals in 32 appearances for Rovers having been at the club since August 2013.
Robinson could make his debut for Scunthorpe against Notts County on Saturday.
He links up with Iron boss Mark Robins for the second time in his career having played under him while on loan at Huddersfield Town.
Robinson could return to the Keepmoat for the final two matches of the season.