Tyrese Campbell is feeling part of the Shrewsbury Town family
Tyrese Campbell is relishing feeling a part of something at Shrewsbury and scoring goals to ensure survival is the best possible motivation.
The four-goal loan striker is expected to continue leading the line in Sam Ricketts’ first XI for today’s trip to high-flying Barnsley.
Campbell, 19, joined Town on a loan deal in a dramatic Deadline Day switch from Stoke. He has netted four goals in 10 outings.
The pacy frontman stressed that turning out for a senior team with such importance riding on every result is a massive learning curve for young players.
“I think it’s great for a young player to come into an atmosphere like this,” said Campbell.
“A situation where a team is fighting relegation and every game matters, you’ve got to give your all – you can’t just think ‘we’re cool’.
“Every game is a battle, a test, and I think that’s great for young players and for me as well. It’s great experience.”
Campbell won praise from boss Ricketts after working hard in training to earn a recall at Gillingham last week, where he scored Salop’s second goal.
The striker added: “It’s great to feel part of a team.
“At Stoke I was still an under-23s player so I wasn’t in and around the first team as much.
“Here I’m constantly around it and that’s what I want.
“That’s the nice bit of motivation to keep myself in the team and keep scoring more goals to get us the three points.”
Campbell has had to be patient while battling it out with 15-goal top scorer Fejiri Okenabirhie for Ricketts’ lone front role.
“If the manager feels he needs to change it up then you’ve got to respect his decision,” said Campbell.
“If you’re confused then ask him why. But do all you can to get back in the team.
“There are great strikers here and it’s all friendly competition, everyone brings a different dimension to the game.”