SHREWSBURY TOWN new-boy Jamie Proctor believes he will benefit from regular football – if he can force his way into Graham Turner’s starting line-up.
The 20-year-old striker was one of two signings made ahead of this afternoon’s League One home clash with Colchester, along with Manchester City’s Jeremy Helan.
Proctor has been featuring in the newly-introduced Under-21 League for Swansea since joining the top-flight club from Preston on the eve of the new season.
But he has admitted it has been tough to gain much momentum and he is hoping that will change quickly.
“I’ve been playing in the Under-21 League and in that you play one game and then you are waiting a couple of weeks before you play again,” he said.
“I got an injury as well so I haven’t had too much game time down there but hopefully I can come here, impress the manager and get some games.
“The move has all happened pretty quickly. I’ve been training down at Swansea and I haven’t really been looking to get out on loan.
“I’ve just been trying to settle there but when this came around, I jumped at the chance and I couldn’t wait to get down.”
Proctor is anxious to add a sprinkling of goals during his loan spell and believes his previous experience in League One will prove beneficial.
“I played at Preston a whole year last season and there were ups and downs,” he added. “But it’s a tough league to play in and it’s getting better every year.
“The teams coming down from the Championship are good and the ones coming up from League Two are proving they can compete.
“I’d like to think I can hold the ball up, work hard for the team, create a few goals for my team-mates and the most important thing is to try to score a few goals.
“Every club wants goalscorers and they are hard to come by. At the minute goals are needed and that’s what I will try to do.”
n Tickets for Town’s FA Cup trip to Hereford will go on sale from Monday.
The club have received an initial allocation of 702 but more can be made available depending on demand.