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Town bring in striker on loan

21 February 2013

Tom Eaves joins from Bolton on loan

Shrewsbury Town have bolstered their attacking options by signing Bolton Wanderers striker Tom Eaves on an initial one month loan.
Eaves, who turned 21 last month, enjoyed a sucessful loan spell with Bristol Rovers in League Two earlier this season, scoring seven times in 15 matches.
He signed a new three-year deal with Bolton on his return to the Reebok Stadium.
"Tom is a player who we've been trying to get into the club for a while now and it's great news that Bolton have finially allowed him join us," said Town manager Graham Turner.
"The deal was agreed yesterday and Tom had options at a number of other sides, including ones higher up in our league, but Bolton and their director of football Lennie Lawrence thought the best option was for him to come here.
"He is a striker who scores goals and holds up play. We had him watched when Bolton reserves played Norwich on Monday and Tom scored the only goal of the game.  He's still young but in a recent loan spell with Bristol Rovers he scored seven goals."

Liverpool-born Eaves, who is six-foot-five, began his career with Oldham Athletic before joining Bolton in the summer of 2010 just days after scoring a hat-trick against them in a pre-season friendly at Boundary Park.

GT added the arrival of Eaves, who is available for Saturday's home game against Stevenage, gives him greater options up front.
"Last season we had James Collins, Marvin Morgan and Terry Gornell sharing the games and sharing the goals," he said. 

"This season it's been mainly Marvin Morgan who has had to shoulder that responsibility, but with Chris Porter and Tom Eaves now coming in we have some new options up front."

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