Josh Ginnelly keen to impress at Shrewsbury

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Promising young winger Josh Ginnelly hopes Shrewsbury Town fans will be seeing a lot more of him following his Football League debut against Luton.

The 17-year-old came on as an injury-time substitute for James Collins in Saturday's 2-0 win, afterwards describing the moment as "a dream come true."

And the second-year scholar, who bases his game on idols Neymar and Raheem Sterling, almost made an immediate impact. He showed his technical ability by bringing down a long ball with his first touch before showing ambition by taking on two Luton defenders.

He said: "I've seen a gap and tried to push it through, but I ended up getting tangled with the defender.

"But just to be on the pitch was a dream come true and the best feeling of my life. To get on the pitch puts everything into perspective. All you need to do is work hard and maintain your standards."

The youngster, who is from Coventry, said he now aims to impress boss Micky Mellon and get more playing time.

"I didn't expect to get on at all," he said. "Because we were so comfortable towards the end, I suppose there was something that said I might but when the gaffer told me to get my shirt on, my legs just went numb. Hopefully if I keep training well and playing well then I'll be able to get on the bench more, maybe even onto the pitch."

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