New signing David McAllister delight on return to Town
New signing David McAllister has spoken of his delight after sealing a return to Shrewsbury Town.
The Irish midfielder signed a two and a half year deal at the Greenhous Meadow this morning after Town agreed to pay Sheffield United an undisclosed fee.
"I'm delighted to be back," said McAllister. "I got a phone call just before New Year that there was interest. I'm delighted it's all done now and I'm here.
"I was here for a couple of months last season on loan and I really enjoyed my time. I played a bit of football, got a few games and got some great experience here. I really enjoyed my time at the club so if there was one club I wanted to come back to then it was here.
"It's a good family club, well run, it's got good fans so I'm delighted to come back."
McAllister was on the celebrationary open top bus which took the Shrewsbury players around the town after promotion was secured at the end of last season even though he was back at Bramall Lane at the time.
It was a sign of just how much he enjoyed his impressive 15 game loan spell in blue and amber.
"I actually asked the gaffer at Sheffield United, Danny Wilson, about it, that Shrewsbury were having a promotion party," he said.
"I was suspended at the time because of my red card here and asked him if he would mind if I came down and joined in the celebrations. He said 'yes, no problem' and I enjoyed it."
McAllister kicked off this season as a Sheffield United regular, not looking back after grabbing the winner for the Blades in a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury in the League One opener.
"I was just taking it one step at a time," he said. "I was happy to get the nod and I couldn't believe it when my first touch against Shrewsbury went in. I didn't know what to do - but I've been told that I owe you a goal and owe you three points as well!
"It was up there with one of the better goals I've scored."
McAllister was a regular starter for the Blades in the opening weeks of the season and had been in and out of their promotion chasing team up until Christmas.
But now he's looking to the future and the 24-year-old, who watched Town draw 0-0 at Scunthorpe last Saturday, wants to push for a place against Hartlepool this weekend.
"I was there on Saturday and I think the club can start looking up now," he added. "Once we get to that certain stage where we're clear of the relegation zone, we can start looking up to the play-offs.
"Hopefully there will be a few good signings in the January transfer window and that can add to a great team that's here already and we can really push on."