INSPIRED midfielder Anthony Grant claims he has had no contact from Shrewsbury Town since he left the club to fulfil his loan responsibilities at Swindon Town on September 2.

Grant possessed his usual determined flair in the heart of midfield at Grimsby Town on Saturday as Richie Wellens’ side recorded a sixth League Two win on the spin – a run that has only twice been achieved since the turn of the millennium.

Questions have been relentlessly asked to Town boss Wellens regarding the futures of key loan players Eoin Doyle, Jerry Yates and Grant himself.

While Doyle and Yates can be recalled in January, Grant’s loan spell at the club ends next month.

But the 32-year-old revealed to the Adver that he had received no contact from any members of management at Shrewsbury.

That is off the back of his demotion to the youth team by Salop boss Sam Ricketts in July after it was confirmed in the Shropshire Star that he would not play a part in the League One side’s first-team campaign.

Grant said: “I’ve had no contact at all with Shrewsbury, to be honest.

“I’m on loan. But I’ve got my head down and I don’t see any point in checking up with them.

“I’ve got to carry on playing for the team that I am employed by now. I’m at Swindon and concentrating on that.”

When quizzed about his key player status at the club, Grant understandably talked that comment down.

He instead pointed to Wellens’ improved options from the bench – namely Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi, who came on as a late substitute at Blundell Park.

Strong man-management skills from Town’s four key coaching staff members was also highlighted as a big reason behind Grant’s enjoyment in Wiltshire.

He said: “Everyone in this team is a key player, everyone looks at it differently.

“I play centre midfield, people see me as a key player. But there are key players all over the field, and on the bench too.

“You never know, Diallang Jaiyesimi could be playing every game in a couple of weeks’ time and be our key player. Everyone plays their part – I’m enjoying being at this club.

“I enjoy Richie’s man management. But it’s not just him. Tommy (Wright, first-team coach) is a character, Noel (Hunt, assistant manager) too – even big Steve Mildenhall (goalkeeping coach), very big Steve Mildenhall I should say.

“Everyone plays a key part – kit men, physios, the lot.”

Regarding the hostile crowd that gave Grant his fair share of stick at the weekend, the London-born talent rather tongue-in-cheek stated: “I couldn’t hear the crowd, to be honest.”