Sullay Kaikai: Shrewsbury Town best for Palace striker - Pardew

Sullay Kaikai
Kaikai has had loans spells at Crawley and Chambridge United in the last two seasons

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon is doing a "super job" with striker Sullay Kaikai and he is better off there than at a Championship club, says Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew.

The 20-year-old's four-month loan with the League One Shrews ends in January.

"Why change the environment? Why does he need to go and play in the Championship?" Pardew told BBC Sport.

"I'd be quite happy for him to stay where he is - the manager's done a super job with him."

Super sub Sullay
Sullay Kaikai began his Crystal Palace career with a bang by coming off the bench in a home League Cup tie against Newcastle in September 2014 and scoring a goal that forced extra time. Palace went on to lose the tie 3-2.
He then spent the rest of last season on loan at Cambridge United, scoring six goals in 30 appearances.

Kaikai has netted five times in 12 league games for Town so far and it is the competitive nature of life in League One that Pardew wants the player to carry on experiencing.

"He's liked playing for the Under-21s, but there's no league table and at that level (at Shrewsbury) it's life and death," he said.

"For Sullay to deliver there is great news for us - I'm very pleased and if I don't call him back, hopefully he can stay there."

Micky Mellon
Micky Mellon guided Shrewsbury back into League One last season.

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