ON-LOAN Swindon striker Miles Storey believes he is starting to find his feet after completing five games for temporary club Shrewsbury, with the two sides set to decide on the youngster’s immediate future in the next few days.
The 20-year-old has played in all of Shrew’s games since arriving on an initial month’s loan which is due to expire after his new side’s clash with boyhood club Wolves tomorrow.
The Wednesbury-born forward, who had played only 12 times this season for Town before making the move, is still searching for his first Shrewsbury goal but went close to breaking his duck in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Crawley, striking the post.
“I do feel a lot sharper in the last couple of games than I did in maybe the first couple, and it is only going to grow if I am playing,” he said.
“Obviously it has taken a few games to get more in the flow, but I really enjoyed the game on Tuesday especially because I got to open up the legs a bit and use my pace a little bit more.
“But I think that’s just down to the confidence of getting a run in the side and playing the minutes.
“That does give you a major boost mentally more than anything because a footballer is only really as good as how confident he is feeling.
“To have a run in the side and enjoy it, hopefully it is going to start to pay off.”
Town boss Mark Cooper admitted a number of factors relating to both clubs will decide whether Storey’s loan is extended but is pleased to see his young forward getting vital game time.
“With Miles it depends on one or two things which happen but I need to talk to Miles,” he said.
“He’s doing well, although he’s unfortunate not to score a goal just yet, but he’s getting minutes and is looking sharp. If we do bring him back it would be nice to have him back flying.
“If he continues to work hard and takes his opportunities when they come, like he did against Coventry, then he has a big future.”