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Proctor ready for Orient

9 November 2012

Loanee hoping for better return at Leyton

Jamie Proctor, Shrewsbury Town's on loan striker, hopes he enjoys this weekend's trip to Leyton Orient rather more than his only previous visit to the East London club last season.
Proctor was part of a Preston team also featuring current Greenhous Meadow team mate Paul Parry which lost 2-1 to Orient at Brisbane Road last season, a match the 20-year-old remembers only too well. 
"I played there last season for Preston," recalled Proctor. "We had been on a good run and I think we had won seven games in a row. 
"We were top of the league but they beat us and set us off on a bad run which saw us us losing games and the season went from there really.
"It's a tough place to go, Orient are always a hard team to play against, so I'm sure it will be no different this weekend.
"They're just above us so we do need to win the game and get ourselves back on track."
Proctor, on loan from Premier League Swansea City, was frustrated not to mark his second start for Shrewsbury with a goal in midweek when he was denied an equaliser in the 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth by an assistant referee's flag.
He screwed a shot confidently past former England goalkeeper David James only for his joy to be cut short.
"I haven't seen it back again but from where I was I was sure I wasn't offside," said Proctor. "It was a little bit unlucky as I basically only had the one chance in the game and that would have got us back to 2-2 and we could maybe have pushed on from there.
"As it was, it wasn't a goal, so I just hope it goes in at the weekend." 
Proctor added confidence remained high within the Town dressing room and he firmly believes a victory will make all the difference to reviving Shrewsbury's season.
"The boys are a great group and I think sooner or later it will turn round," he said. "We'll keep digging, we'll keep pushing at it and as soon as we get the first win I think a few more will come along quite quickly."  

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