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Defender Comes In On Loan

28 March 2013

James Hurst returns to GM for second spell


James Hurst has returned to Shrewsbury Town on loan from Premier League West Bromwich Albion to the end of the season.


The paperwork between the two clubs was completed earlier this morning and manager Graham Turner is pleased to have brought in a player he knows plenty about.


The right back enjoyed a successful loan spell at the Greenhous Meadow midway through last season's promotion campaign, playing seven League Two games for the club and also two in the FA Cup with his last appearance in the third round tie at Middlesbrough.


Hurst, 21, has since spent time on loan at Chesterfield and earlier this season with Birmingham City, playing three Championship games for Blues.


The manager felt it was important to strengthen his defensive options for the run-in owing to injuries to two more loan players in Cameron Gayle and Rob Edwards while Jermaine Grandison, now nearing a return, has also not played a first team game since January.


"James had a decent spell with us last season," said Graham. "He went off and played in the first division for Chesterfield and also played for them at Wembley in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.


"He's a full back we know well and we think he's got good ability.


"We felt we needed some extra cover at the back with the injuries to Cameron Gayle, Rob Edwards and Jermaine Grandison."


The manager is continuing to work on another possible loan addition before today's 5pm deadline.


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