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Hurst Delighted To Welcome McAtee

Paul Hurst is delighted to welcome Scunthorpe United striker John McAtee to the club.

8 June 2021

John McAtee

Paul Hurst is delighted to welcome Scunthorpe United striker John McAtee to the club.

McAtee started out as a scholar at the Shrewsbury Town Academy, before being awarded his first professional contract with the Shrews by then manager Paul Hurst.

After being released by the New Meadow club, he was snapped up by Paul Hurst at Scunthorpe United in 2019.

Speaking on GTTV, Hurst said: “I’m really excited by the signing. I think that once the fans get to see him in action they will understand why. He has got real ability, brings a goal threat and he’s an excellent finisher.

“We’ve beaten off competition for him, that’s one hundred percent. I know that is said sometimes, they question it, I promise you that is the case."

And McAtee is pleased that he will have the Town fans behind him from now on. He told GTTV: “I’m delighted to get it sorted.

“I’ve played here a few times over the years and seen what it’s like. It’s an intimidating place to come, the fans are loud and they come in their numbers, and I’m just excited to get going.

“I’ve heard nothing but good things to be honest, it all looks like it’s moving in the right direction, and hopefully we can get back up into the league next year.

“I’ve worked with the gaffer and Doigy (Chris Doig) before, and that’s another reason why I’m here. I trust them, and I know they can get the best out of me.

“They’re probably the people that I trust the most in football, so I know I can come to them, and they know me as a person as well.

“They’ve just been really good for me. They gave me a big opportunity when I went to Scunthorpe and coming here, so I need to pay them back and have a good season with them."

A fee for the 21-year-old will need to be agreed between Town and United. 


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