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Eaves hungry for Town goals

21 February 2013

Striker looking to continue his recent loan goalscoring form

Tom Eaves hopes to make the same impact for Shrewsbury Town as he did in his previous loan spell with Bristol Rovers earlier this season.
 
The six-foot-five striker, who has joined Town for a month initially from Championship club Bolton Wanderers, proved a big hit for the Memorial Stadium club in League Two, hitting seven goals.
 
Now the Liverpudlian wants to make a similar impression at the Greenhous Meadow having signed in time to be available for Saturday's home game against Stevenage.  
 
"I've recently been on loan to Bristol Rovers, scoring seven goals, and hopefully I can come here and do the same," said Eaves.

"I feel in good fettle, I feel in good form, so it will be interesting to see how I do.
 
"My time at Bristol was good. I really liked the place, the fans and the people, and it's nice to see they're doing a bit better now."
 
Graham Turner has been monitoring Eaves for some time and was pleased to beat off competition from a number of other clubs to entice him to the Meadow.
 
Eaves knows he faces a fight to cement a first team spot with Shrewsbury but it's one he's looking forward to.

"I couldn't really put a label on what kind of striker I am," he said. "I just like to think I score goals. That's the main aspect of my game and if I can do that here I'll be happy. 

"I've been in and around the Bolton squad but game time's what I need and hopefully I can help fortify Shrewsbury's squad by playing every week and that's what I hope to do. 
 
"I just want to help the team win as many games as possible and help them climb up the table a bit, and in the process try and get a few goals myself."
 
Eaves started his career with Oldham Athletic before joining Bolton, at the time in the Premier League, in the summer of 2010.
 
He signed a new three-year contract at the Reebok Stadium last month.  

Tom Eaves will have squad number 24.


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