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"It was a dream start”

18 August 2013

New boy Adam Reach thrilled with debut goal

Middlesbrough loanee Adam Reach reflected on a “dream” start after netting just nine minutes into his Town debut to pave the way for an emphatic 2-0 victory over Swindon at Greenhous Meadow.

Tom Bradshaw added a late second to Reach’s opener, with the winger having only linked up with his teammates the day before the Robins clash.

“Yeah it was an alright debut wasn’t it!” Reach joked. 

“I came down Thursday night and only trained Friday with the boys. They made me feel welcome and made me fit right in and I just wanted to get on the pitch and get going to show the fans what I can do, and I think I did that. 

“It’s always nice to make an impact as early as you can and I think the goal also settled my nerves as well. Obviously you’re a little bit nervous coming into your debut, and it was a dream start and hopefully I can kick on next Saturday and keep showing what I can do.”

Reach has joined Town on an initial month’s loan, but the 20-year-old admits he is open to the possibility of extending his stay in Shropshire if it suits both parties.

“I’m very open to extending it. This loan is an amazing opportunity for me to put my name out there and show all football fans and the Middlesbrough staff what I can really do and hopefully, at the end of the month, if Shrewsbury like what they’ve seen and they want to extend it and Middlesbrough are happy for that then brilliant. If Middlesbrough want me back, then brilliant also, so it’s a win-win situation.”

Town visit newly promoted Rotherham at the New York Stadium next Saturday looking to make it back-to-back victories and Reach can’t wait to get going again in Shrewsbury Town colours.

“I am looking forward to it. My performance, and the team’s performance, was excellent and part of me had hoped for a midweek game because when you’re playing well you want the games to come as quickly as you can and if you’re not doing so well you want a gap to focus on your game. But Saturday will come soon enough and I’ll expect us to be at it again.”

Snap up your tickets here for the meeting with Coventry on August 31.

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