Chris Porter talks to ShrewsWeb about his switch to the Greenhous Meadow.
By Matt Johnson
Chris Porter is looking forward to pulling on a Town shirt for the first time after sealing a one-month loan switch from Sheffield United.
The 29–year-old was in the stand watching the clash with the Blades at the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday and is thrilled with the prospect of playing regular football after only recently returning from a spell out through injury.
“The manager said I should go out on loan to get a couple of games under my belt, so that’s where it has come about from really,” said Porter.
“I’ve been back for two weeks after recovering from a five-and-a-half week injury, so I definitely need the games and hopefully this is the right place for me to have come and I’m looking forward to it.
“Hopefully I’ll get some goals - that’s my main job as a striker. I’ll hopefully win a few headers and hold it up too, link play and everything else you expect a striker to do.”
The 6ft1’ target man has netted two goals for the Blades in League One this season, but has been restricted to just nine starts after a mixture of injury problems and competition for places at Bramall Lane. But with a new opportunity at the Greenhous Meadow, Porter is hoping to add his attacking thrust to Town’s play.
“We’ve got a strong squad there. I’ve played a few games, but with a few niggling injuries over the season I just need to get that run of games together now.
“When I’m playing hopefully I can nod a few chances in and hopefully I can continue my goal-to-game ratio because I’m hoping to bang in goals for Shrewsbury.
“The deal is a month to start with and then we’ll just have to take it from there, I’m just keeping my options open at the minute.”
Porter suggested healthy conversations with former United teammate Dave McAllister played a part in his switch to Town and he’s happy to get the chance to train with his new colleagues prior to Friday’s trip to Tranmere.
“I’ve been speaking to Dave over the last few days and he says he’s enjoying it here and it’s good to have a friendly face that you know and that will help me through.
“I much prefer having some time to see how things are done here rather than coming in and not knowing anybody and going straight into a game, so it will be good to get know everybody ahead of Tranmere on Friday.”