Tom Eaves was recalled early from his three-month spell with Rotherham after being limited to only 7 appearances at the New York Stadium. In a hope of gaining vital match experience Eaves has re-joined Shrewsbury town until January 5th. Eaves, 21, scored 6 goals in 10 appearances for the Shrews last season during his stay between February 21 and April 15 with him impressing against Crawley on the 1st April when he scored his first senior hat-trick.
Eaves joined Bolton in 2010 for an undisclosed fee from Oldham after he impressed in a pre-season friendly. Eaves came on as a first half substitute against Owen Coyle’s Bolton side and scored three times. Since then he’s spent time out on loan at Bristol Rovers, Shrewsbury Town and Rotherham United.
Eaves signed a new three-year deal with Bolton in January 2013 extending his stay at the Reebok Stadium until 2016. He has made 3 appearances for the Trotters at senior level. He will be joined by West Brom youngster Cameron Gayle. The duo will go straight into the squad for tonight's trip to Stevenage.
In a press conference yesterday this is what Dougie Freedman had to say about Eaves’ development,
"Young Tom Eaves has gone out to Shrewsbury. He is one I just want out trying to play regular football. "It’s good for his development.
"Part of Tom’s development is to go and play and he did that last year quite well.’’
"I don’t think he played as much as he should have at Rotherham and that’s why I decided to pull him back.’’
"He was at Shrewsbury last year and I spoke to Graham (Turner- Shrewsbury boss) on Wednesday night about him going back there and playing.
"He trains well and is a gifted centre forward with a great attitude; he just needs to go and play.’’
"Hopefully, he can go and score some goals there and we will revisit it in January."