United announced the signing of Shilow Tracey on loan from Tottenham today, whilst Robbie Cundy is recalled by Bristol City and immediately joins Gillingham on loan.
A pacey winger, Tracey has spent this season on loan at Shrewsbury in League One, but drops down a division to join us. He’s made eight League appearances for the Shrews, plus a further three in the cup, scoring four cup goals altogether.
Last season he made a couple of starts for Spurs U23 in the Checkatrade before joining Macclesfield where he made 7 league appearances with one goal.
This singing eases some of the pressure on Luke Hannant and will give him the break it’s looked like he’s needed, plus adds a new dimension to how we might set up, we’ve relied on Wes Hoolahan on the wing before which isn’t his best position at all. What this signing means for Leon Davies remains to be seen.
Former Spurs loanee Jack Roles seems to have put in a good word for us with Tracey judging by his Twitter comments, and whilst it would be nice if he returned to the Abbey our next focus has to be a quality centre back to replace Harry Darling and Robbie Cundy, who leaves to join Gillingham this afternoon.
We’re looking forward to seeing Tracey in the Black & Amber and are pleased to see that we have a good relationship with Tottenham which will hopefully bear fruit for decent youngsters in the future. Let’s just hope they look past Bonner when Mourinho eventually gets the boot.
Cundy on the other hand will be a big loss, as he was seen to be a ready made replacement for Harry Darling, and impressive when he’s played this season. This puts a lot of pressure on Jubril Okedina to step in alongside Greg, unless the club can bring in a more experienced centre back quickly.