Bristol Rovers bring in Jim Paterson on short-term deal

Bristol Rovers have signed Jim Paterson on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old, who can play at left-back or left-wing, has been training with Rovers since last week.

Paterson has previously played for Dundee United, Motherwell and Plymouth Argyle and most recently had a spell with Shamrock Rovers.

Meanwhile, the Pirates have parted company with midfielder Ben Swallow, 22, by mutual consent.