New Shrewsbury Town loan recruit Chris Porter is hoping he can banish the injury blues with some regular football during his loan stint at the Greenhous Meadow.
The former Oldham and Derby frontman, 29, is set to make his debut in tomorrow night’s televised clash at Tranmere after agreeing an initial one-month deal from Sheffield United.
Porter missed five weeks through injury over Christmas and the new year period and had dropped down the pecking order at Bramall Lane after the loan signings of Jonathan Forte and Dominic Poleon.
“I need a run of games and hopefully Shrewsbury is the right place to come,” said the striker.
“I’ve been hampered by niggling injuries throughout the season.”
He will be a welcome addition to Town’s striking ranks after they were depleted by injuries to Marvin Morgan and Jon Taylor.
Porter has scored 10 goals in 63 appearances since moving to United from Derby 18 months ago.
“Hopefully I can keep my goal to game ratio and bang in a few for Shrewsbury,” added Porter.
“Tranmere were top of the league and, although they have come off, it’s a tough place to go.
“My may main job as a striker is to score goals, but I can also win a few headers and hold it up too.
“The deal is a month to start with and then we’ll just have to take it from there, I’m just keeping my options open at the minute.”
Boss Graham Turner was today facing up to ruling out winger Taylor from tomorrow night’s clash at Prenton Park.
Taylor has not been able to train all week after suffering groin damage in last weekend’s defeat at the hands of Sheffield United.
But the Town boss is still hopeful that Morgan will be passed fit to partner new loan signing Porter up front.
Morgan missed last week’s game with an ankle injury, but has made a return to training.
“There certainly is big doubt over John Taylor, but Marvin has trained and there is a possibility that he will be fit” said Turner today.