Shrewsbury Town today made their second raid on the Premier League in the space of 24 hours by bringing in striker Jamie Proctor.
The 20-year-old has signed on a month’s loan from Swansea and follows Manchester City winger Jeremy Helan into the Greenhous Meadow.
Helan is definitely available for tomorrow’s home clash with Colchester while Town officials are also hopeful that the paperwork for Proctor will be completed in time for him to come into contention.
Proctor came through the youth ranks at Preston before breaking into the Deepdale first team, scoring four League goals in 24 starts.
He moved to Swansea on a two-year contract on the eve of the Premier League season.
“Jamie played a few games in the Championship for Preston and then left to join Swansea for a fee,” said boss Graham Turner.
“I think he might have played up front with Paul Parry at Preston.
“He’s 6ft 1in or 6ft 2in and mobile.”
As reported in later editions of yesterday’s Shropshire Star, Helan joined on a month’s loan from Premier League champions City.
The former French Under-19 international winger featured for City’s first team as a substitute in the Capital One Cup defeat to Aston Villa last month.
“Jeremy has got a good pedigree and there were a lot of clubs in Europe wanted to sign him as a 15, 16-year-old – including Manchester United – but he finished up going to Manchester City,” added Turner.
“He’s quick with a good left foot and can be a threat to any defender. It will add some pace to the team.”
Turner’s quest to bring a third player to the club has been hit with his target suffering a family bereavement, but that could be rekindled in the future.
Leading scorer Marvin Morgan misses tomorrow’s game as he completes a two-match ban while on-loan Sam Winnall, whose initial month was due to end tomorrow, has returned to Wolves.
“Sam had a hamstring problem,” said Turner.