Bristol Rovers striker Ryan Brunt is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing knee surgery.

The 20-year-old former Stoke targetman, who missed most of the 2010/11 season with a cruciate knee ligament injury, has been restricted to nine League Two starts this campaign with knee and ankle problems.

And he has now gone under the knife with over three months of the season remaining.

Brunt arrived at the Memorial Stadium 13 months ago and played a key part in keeping the Pirates in League Two.