Bristol Rovers: Will Packwood & Alex Henshall sign on loan

Will Packwood

League Two Bristol Rovers have signed Birmingham defender Will Packwood and Manchester City winger Alex Henshall on month-long loans.

Henshall, 19, came through Swindon's academy before signing for City in the summer of 2010, aged 16.

He was loaned to Chesterfield last term, where he made seven appearances.

United States-born Packwood, 20, joined the Blues on a professional deal in 2011 and broke into the first team a year later.

He has made five appearances for the Championship club and signed a one-year contract extension in the summer.

"Will's an American boy, who is very highly thought of Birmingham. So much so, they don't want to get him cup-tied," said Rovers boss John Ward.

"Alex is a Swindon boy, so he knows this part of the world. He's a young winger looking for an opportunity to get going.

"There's not huge experience behind the boys, but they compliment the group and want to enhance their own careers."