The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By John Hodg­son

SHREWS­BURY’S new loan striker Gra­ham Burke is rel­ish­ing the chance to test him­self at League One level.

Repub­lic of Ire­land un­der21 in­ter­na­tional Burke, 19, will stay with Shrews­bury un­til Jan­uary.

He made two brief ap­pear­ances for Villa in the League Cup last sea­son and is keen to move his ca­reer for­ward by test­ing him­self.

“It will be a new ex­pe­ri­ence for me play­ing against men, play­ing against more phys­i­cal play­ers and get­ting a taste of what first team football is like,” ad­mit­ted Burke

“I like to get on the ball and cre­ate things. I like scor­ing goals too so hope­fully I can do that.

“The loan only hap­pened on Wed­nes­day morn­ing. I was meant to be play­ing at Hinckley and I got a phone call at 3pm say­ing Shrews­bury had come in for me on loan which I was de­lighted about.

“This is my first loan move. I played in the League Cup for Villa last sea­son but this will be the high­est stan­dard of football I’ve played so far.”

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