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Kaikai Signs On Loan

17 September 2015

Crystal Palace Winger Joins Until Mid-January

Kaikai has been allocated the number 11 shirt for his time at Shrewsbury Town.: "I’m delighted to get young Kaikai in. He has all the qualities we want to bring to the group - pace, power, ability and goalscoring threat and a desire to do well and keep progressing.

“We hope he’ll excite the fans - he’s pacy, full of energy and he’ll score goals, he wants to get better.

“He’s a very talented boy. He plays off that left side, he can play up front or the No 10 role, so he’ll give us the options we’ll need as we go along, because we like to tweak the system and the personnel in it.

“He’ll give us something different, so we can do that when required and we’re delighted Crystal Palace have given us one of their top young players to work with.

“He’s a good kid as well who’s moved up here with Larnell Cole, which is important.”

Manager Micky Mellon said"I’m excited- it’s something I’m looking forward to," he said.

"Hopefully I’ll make an impact straight away."

And Kaikai admits he cannot wait to make his debut for Shrewsbury when the opportunity comes.
"I’d say my strengths are goals, creativity and just working for the team really," said Kaikai.

"I feel like this is a great club and it feels like the manager will give me an opportunity."

The 20-year-old, a product of the academy at Selhurst Park, believes he can bring a range of attributes to the team.

"It was a good first training session (on Thursday) - I really enjoyed the intensity, and the lads are good, they made me feel welcome, which is good."

"The way they play, the style and the formation he plays suits me.

"He will let me express myself, which is key for a player like me so I’m looking forward to it.
"After talking to the manager - they kind of sold it to me," said Kaikai.

"They play attractive football and the system suits me so it will benefit me a lot.

Kaikai admits it was an easy decision to move on loan to Greenhous Meadow. "I want to contribute to the team and help them as much as I can.

"I don't know too much about Shrewsbury but I’ll get to know a few of the lads staying at the hotel I’m staying at so I’ll get to know the faces."

"I’m very excited- it’s a chapter that I’m looking forward to a lot," said Kaikai.

And he is now looking forward to the challenge ahead during his time with the Shrews.

Kaikai spent last season on loan at Cambridge United and scored against Town in the 1-1 draw with the U's at Greenhous Meadow in the 2014/15 campaign.

The 20-year-old will remain at Greenhous Meadow until 16 January 2016 after completing the move on Thursday.

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of Crystal Palace winger Sullay Kaikai on loan.

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