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Young Shrews Striker Becomes A Loan Buck

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Vanarama National League North club AFC Telford United have announced the signing of young forward John McAtee from SkyBet League One side Shrewsbury Town.

The 18-year-old joins the Bucks on loan for the rest of the season.

McAtee joined Shrewsbury’s scholarship programme from Burnley in 2015.

Capable of playing out wide, in the number 10, or as a number nine, McAtee has natural ability on the ball as well as an eye for goal.

He made his Shrews debut as a late substitute against Oxford United on the final day of the 2016/17 season.

He has spent the first-half of this season on loan with Evo-Stik League Premier outfit Halesowen Town, scoring 6 goals.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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