Magloire will spend the next two months with National League side Hartlepool – a vital part of his development in the eyes of Rovers.

Magloire joined the National League side last Friday, making his debut in the FA Cup defeat at Salford, despite being in contention to make the bench for Rovers against QPR.

In the end, Joe Grayson got the nod to be included on the bench, with Hayden Carter next on the list, two of a crop of young central defenders coming through at the club.

Scott Wharton made his first Championship start in more than four years against Rangers, with Mowbray opting to go with the extra experience of the 23-year-old who has made more than a century of appearances throughout his career because of his loan experiences.

Magloire and Grayson have had a small taste of EFL football, with Rochdale and Grimsby respectively, but injuries have halted their progress in the last 12 months.

Indeed, Rovers had hoped to get Magloire a loan move to another EFL club before the transfer window closed last month, only for injury to rule out that prospect.

The 21-year-old impressed in his sole pre-season appearance for the first-team against Leicester City, with his only other involvement this season coming in the Under-23s’ 0-0 draw at West Ham United last month.

And after sealing a move to Hartlepool, who he will stay with until January 2, Under-23s boss Billy Barr said: “It’s all about Tyler’s development, going into a league that’s like our own one where he’ll be playing every Saturday and Tuesday.

“He needs to get a run of games, we only have five games left until the new year.

“We have a lot of centre halves, he probably wouldn’t have played every game, and he’s going to Hartlepool to get a chance to show the National League and a lot of other people what he’s about.

“Come January, it might lead to something that is a little bit more glamorous in his eyes.”

Mowbray has always been keen for his young central defenders to gain experience out on loan, with Wharton having had five moves since his Championship debut in August 2016.

That same feat was achieved by Magloire in March 2018, playing in a win over Wigan Athletic and defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, with his only other senior experience coming during his five appearances with Rochdale last season.

Pool’s boss Dave Challinor said of Magloire: “It will be a good learning curve for him after coming from a brief experience of League One football with Rochdale where he played largely as a full-back.”

Sam Barnes and Jalil Saadi lined up in central defence for the Under-23s in their defeat to Arsenal last time out, with Louie Annesley away on international duty Gibraltar.

Wharton leads the crop of young central defenders waiting in the wings, the Salesbury-born central defender the most experienced in terms of both matches played, and age.

Magloire is in the crop beyond him looking to force their way into Mowbray’s first-team plans, with Barr saying the move to Hartlepool had been carefully considered.

He added: “Hartlepool’s a good football club, they’re run well and they play a good style, similar to the one that we try to play.

“He’ll get the experience of playing against teams where the forward will be on top of him and he will have to defend.

“So for his development I think it’s a really good move.”

Magloire’s blistering pace has been clear to see from the early age groups having been with Rovers since the age of nine.

And that was one of the qualities that attracted Challinor to Magloire when he looked to secure a replacement for the injured Timi Odusina.

The homegrown defender will get chance to feature in 10 more Hartlepool matches before his loan expires, and help Pools climb higher than their current seventh-placed standing in the National League.

“He adds real pace for us and allows us to defend high up the pitch after we lost Timi and his pace through injury,” Challinor told the Hartlepool Mail.

“If it’s a foot race between the halfway line and our goal, we’ve got a player who will win it most of the time. We want to get bodies forward and that can leave you exposed.”