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Callum Lang desperate to show his value to Shrewsbury Town

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Striker Callum Lang is desperate to make up for lost time and prove his ability to Shrewsbury Town fans after a nightmare injury spell.

Callum Lang celebrates after bringing Shrewsbury level against Tranmere on Tuesday (AMA)

The on-loan Wigan hotshot broke his metatarsal at Tranmere in October and was out for three months.

Lang, 21, admitted the first major injury of his young career was a big setback on what he hoped would prove a prolific loan stint at Sam Ricketts’ Shrewsbury.

“It was a massive blow,” Lang said of his broken foot.

“At first I took it well but when you have to watch from the sidelines it’s hard.

“I came on loan because I wanted to play every week. The last time I didn’t play every weekend I must have been...God knows how old.

“My mum and my whole family have been fed up with me the last few months, now I can try to be positive and keep picking up my performances and hopefully show everyone here what I can do.

“I haven’t been able to do that as much so I just want to have a really positive end of the season. I’m looking forward to how it will end.

“It will probably end a bit too short for me but hopefully we can push on.”

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Lang signed a new three-year deal at his parent Latics before joining Town on loan. He previously enjoyed goal-laden loans at Morecambe and Oldham in League Two.

“On a personal level my performances are getting back to how they should be and how they used to be,” he said.

“I came here and was buzzing. I loved my first few games and got off to a good start and was looking forward to the season.

“I got that injury against Tranmere and was gutted about it. I wanted to stay around the lads every day. The fans were so positive with me, I had a lot of messages won Twitter and Instagram when I was injured and it helped me out a lot.

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“I wanted to be back earlier than I was and it was frustrating when you get back on the pitch, you’re not your usual self after being out four months.”

Lang added: “While I was injured Gregg (Jones, sports therapist) and Beechy (Jordan Beech, physio) were great with me, a real help and I can’t thank them enough. Injuries like this can go on a lot longer than they have.

“I’m back to my usual self now and I thank them for that and hopefully now I can have a positive end to the season. I want to give everyone everything I can.”

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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