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McGinn keen to get going

4 January 2013

Midfielder delighted with move and raring to go

Stephen McGinn has spoken of his delight at joining Shrewsbury Town on loan and insists he is raring to get going ahead of tomorrow's important trip to Scunthorpe.
 
The Watford midfielder is keen to start playing first team football following a lengthy absence from the Watford side owing to a serious knee injury.
 
He has played a number of reserve team games this season but has found it tough to break back into a Watford side going well in the Championship under Gianfranco Zola.
 
Before the injury McGinn, 24, was a regular for the Hornets and showing the bright form which persuaded the Vicarage Road club to sign him from St Mirren for an undisclosed fee in January 2010.
 
"It was going really well for at Watford until I unfortunately got a bad knee injury," said McGinn, a box to box midfielder who has played for Scotland at under-19 and under-21 level.
 
"Since I've come back there's been a new management team and quite a lot of new players so it's been difficult to get back in.
 
"I'm hoping to use this loan spell to get my career back on track."
 
McGinn said John Eustace, his captain at Watford, recommended him to Graham Turner and the Glasgow-born player is pleased to have the opportunity to now show what he can do.
 
He said: "You can only play so many reserve games and no matter how you do in those games it's on a Saturday when you're playing for points that you're judged.
 
"I'm looking forward to getting back playing on a Saturday at 3pm.
 
"I'm looking forward to the challenge. This is a good league with a lot of good clubs and the standard of training was very good today. I was very impressed so I'm looking forward to it."
 


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