Labadie upbeat over Shrews loan

09 September 2009 10:04
West Brom midfielder Joss Labadie has pledged to use his loan spell at Shrewsbury as the catalyst to make the grade in the Premier League."It's a big positive getting first-team experience at Shrewsbury," the 19-year-old told BBC Radio Shropshire. "Every player wants to play in the Premier League, so a successful run with Shrewsbury will help my career." And he is backing the Baggies for promotion: "They've started well, and I'd like to be with them at the top." The Championship side have loaned Labadie to Shrewsbury for a second spell. He was at the Prostar Stadium last season until picking up a metatarsal injury, and was allowed to return this season - initially for a month, but that has been extended to January. He has a goal to his name too, hitting one on Shrewsbury's opening-day win over Burton last month. "I speak a lot to Dan Ashworth, the West Brom technical director," Labadie added. "He texts me after every game, and he's been to see me a couple of times, so the club's keeping a close eye on me. "Whether I improve and meet the Premier League standards is another thing, but I'm going to keep pushing and trying and hopefully get there - so every game at Shrewsbury is a chance for me to get better."

Source: BBC_Sport