Crystal Palace's Andy Dorman joins Bristol Rovers on loan

Andy Dorman
Dorman has played just three games for Crystal Palace this season

Crystal Palace midfielder Andy Dorman has joined League Two side Bristol Rovers on loan.

Dorman, who becomes Paul Buckle's 19th Rovers signing, will stay with the club until 2 January.

"If I am being honest, I thought the club were still in League One," the former St Mirren midfielder, 29, told BBC Radio Bristol.

"But I have got that chance to move them up the table and I am just looking forward to playing and doing well."

Dorman unaware of Bristol Rovers division

Dorman started his career at MLS side New England Revolution, before spending two years with St Mirren where he scored 24 goals in 107 games.

He left Scotland and signed a three-year deal at Palace in 2010 and has since made 26 appearances, scoring once.

"He'll bring experience and stability to the midfield," added manager Buckle. "It's always good to bring in a new face and we need it because of the numbers.

"With Stuart Campbell and Matt Gill out, it's two big players out the game so Andy will hopefully lift the squad."

Dorman will be available for Rovers' FA Cup first-round tie with Corby Town on Saturday.