Shrewsbury: Tom Eaves keen to extend loan from Bolton

Tom Eaves

Bolton forward Tom Eaves has admitted he wants to extend his loan deal at League One side Shrewsbury Town.

The 21-year-old has scored three goals in five games for the Shrews since joining from Dougie Freedman's side in February on a one-month agreement.

"I can't see why I wouldn't want to stay, but it's up to Dougie Freedman," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"But I've had a great time, settled in really well with the lads, and now got a soft spot for the club."

Eaves, who scored twice in Tuesday's 3-2 win at MK Dons, impressed during a similar loan spell at Bristol Rovers earlier this season, where he scored seven in 17 games.

Despite not making a senior appearance for Wanderers, he has signed a contract until 2016 at the Reebok Stadium.

Shortly after agreeing that deal, he was allowed to join Shrewsbury and believes he is learning a lot from manager Graham Turner.

Liverpool-born Eaves said: "In his pre-match talks he gets us fired up for the games.

"You can tell he's an expert in doing that, and I've got nothing but respect for him. I just listen to everything he says - I can learn from him because I'm still young."