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Paul Hurst on Abo Eisa

31 January 2018


Paul Hurst on Abo Eisa

31 January 2018

Gaffer gives his thought's on deadline day signing

Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst is delighted to bring in his first signing of Transfer Deadline Day, with Abo Eisa joining from Wealdstone.

Eisa joins Town for an undisclosed fee on an 18-month deal with the option of a further year.

The young winger has scored 12 goals in the National League South this season and Hurst is excited by his potential.

“I think he’s an exciting young talent”, Paul told ShrewsWeb.

“He’s obviously playing lower down the pyramid, but for me he’s got the attributes that we like in our players. He’s played a lot wide, he’s played a little bit down the middle and he’s certainly got ability.

“He’s got the raw attributes. I’m not saying that he’s going to be coming in and challenging straight away, but at the same time I’m open minded.

“I’ve told him that there’s no pressure on him, but what we do know we are getting is someone that wants to come in and give himself every chance of succeeding.

“He’s another one that’s a good age that we hope we can develop and hopefully he can make an impact in the first-team.

“If he comes in and he’s ready to deliver we will involve him, if it takes a bit of time then that’s fine with us, but I’m pleased because there was quite a lot of interest in him.

Paul spent a long time taking to Abo and his representatives this afternoon and he is impressed by his character.

“It was great to see someone come in with a big smile on their face”, said Hurst.

“He said he drove in and he was just like ‘wow!’ and that’s how it should be, so I think I’m going to enjoy working with him.

“Everything we’ve got from good sources is that he’s the type of character that will listen and lap up everything that we can hopefully advise him on.

“His fitness should improve from playing part-time football, but there’s an indication of the type of lad he is because he’s been doing some work off his own back with a fitness instructor and things like that.

“He’s seen his brother get a move and do very well, and there’s been a lot of interest in him, so we are hopeful he can have a similar sort of impact.”

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