Hurst: “We still need more than one or two players”

Scunthorpe manager Paul Hurst has spoken of his delight after the club were able to announce the signing of Shrewsbury winger Abo Eisa on Thursday afternoon – but admits there is still plenty of business needed.

Eisa arrives for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract from Hurst’s old club, with his departure sparking uproar amongst the Shrews faithful, who feel he should not have been allowed to leave the League One club.

The winger can play in the middle, but is not seen as an out-and-out striker, and is not the striker Hurst had spoken to BBC Humberside about earlier in the week, meaning there are still deals to be done.

Talking to Scunthorpe’s iFollow account, Hurst said: “There’s a lot of talk about a centre forward which I understand.

“But we need more than one or two players. A lot of the day yesterday was spent looking at options.”

Hurst sounded delighted to get the Eisa deal over the line, claiming he’s a player who’s situation he has been tracking closely throughout the summer.

“He’s a player that I took from non-league that I feel can do very well. I had a really good relationship with him.

“I’ve monitored him closely and worked with him first-hand. When I left the club, I kept an eye on him and looked at the summary footage.”

 

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