MILES Storey has agreed a deal to join Shrewsbury Town on loan, the Advertiser understands.
Storey trained with the Shrews on Thursday prior to the switch and, though the length of the loan is unclear, he could make his debut for the Salop club in Saturday’s clash with Port Vale.
It is believed that Conference outfit Tamworth and an unnamed League Two side also showed interest in the rapid 20-year-old but Shrewsbury have won the race for his signature.
Storey, who has found it hard to break into the Swindon Town first team this season, has netted just once in 2013/14 and finds himself behind Nile Ranger, Michael Smith, Dany N’Guessan and George Barker in the queue for a starting spot in manager Mark Cooper’s side.
Last week Cooper told the Advertiser that the former Wolves youngster would not become a forgotten man at the County Ground, saying: “He’s young, he’s learning and Miles will come. I’ve had a chat with Miles to decide what the best way is for him to go forward.”
For the meantime, it appears as though the best way forward for Storey is a temporary move away from Wiltshire, designed to allow the 20-year-old to get valuable gametime under his belt.