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Loan Update

30 January 2017

We take a look at how our players are getting on away from the club

Shrewsbury Town defender Callum Roberts was again unavailable for Hednesford Town through injury on Saturday, but has been told to make the most of his loan move.

Academy manager Andy Jones spoke to ShrewsWeb last week and admits that Town will miss Roberts but has urged the youngster to do well after his loan move to Hednesford Town.

Roberts has been a regular in both the youth and reserve sides and has had a very impressive season so far, but he is now looking to make the step up to senior football.

Jones is keen to see the youngster improve his game whilst away and hopes that he’ll come back a step closer to the first team.

“It’s a good opportunity for him, I think Hednesford were keen on him and it’s something that will hopefully see him develop and improve as a player.

“I think we’ll miss him not being with us but it’s a good opportunity for him and we thought it was the right time for him to go, and I’m sure he’ll go there and do well.”

Jones believes that loan moves can be highly beneficial to the young players, as it provides a much different setting to the academy set up.

“It helps with the transition of the boys, it gives them a different environment, a different level to work to and we’re trying to get them ready for the first team.

“That’s what we’re trying to do and we’ll do everything we can.”

Meanwhile, Jim O'Brien made another substitute appearance for Ross County on Saturday. The midfielder came on with County leading 2-1, but they squandered the lead against Kilmarnock with Sean Longstaff scoring a 90th minute winner.

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