Gersbach will head to the French Ligue 2 side for six months, subject to a medical.

The defender is after regular game-time, with the World Cup only months away, after finding opportunities limited in Norway with Rosenborg.

Lens could sign the 20-year-old permanently at the end of this season.

Former Socceroo Robbie Slater played for the Sang et Or for four years in the 1990s.

Lens currently sit 15th in the 20-team French second division.