Shrews borrow WBA’s Hurst again

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner has again turned to West Brom to

bring defender James Hurst back to the club for a second loan

spell.

Right-back Hurst, who spent close to two months on loan at the

Greenhous Meadow last term, returns on a deal until the end of the

season.

His arrival comes after fellow Baggies right-back Cameron Gayle,

already on loan with the Shrews, was last week ruled out around a

month with a hamstring injury sustained in the 1-1 draw at

Crewe.

Turner told the club’s official website: “James had a decent

spell with us last season. He went off and played in League One for

Chesterfield and also played for them at Wembley in the Johnstone’s

Paint Trophy final.

“He’s a full-back we know well and we think he’s got good

ability.

“We felt we needed some extra cover at the back with the

injuries to Cameron Gayle, Rob Edwards and Jermaine Grandison.”

It will be Hurst’s second loan spell of the season having spent

one month at Championship side Birmingham.