Loan star confirms desire to remain with The Imps

Courtesy of Graham Burrell

Shay McCartan has confirmed his desire to remain at Sincil Bank next season as his parent club look likely to swap places with the Imps.

Bradford could be relegated tomorrow if results go against them, making them the first side to drop out of the third-tier this season. it’s been a torrid season or two for the Bantams, who will be hoping to rebuild now the despised Edin Rahic has left the club.

However, as McCartan celebrates his first promotion as a professional, he’s keen to remain at the club and launch an assault on League One.

When quizzed in yesterday’s press conference by Michael Hortin about whether he’d like to stay put, he replied; “Yeah, 100%. From day one I’ve loved my time here, it’s a great club, it’s a club on the up and the set up here is brilliant.

“I’ve said from day one I’ve loved it. The lads are all great, I love the area as well and if I could make it permanent it would be lovely.”

Courtesy Graham Burrell

McCartan has found the second half of the season a little tougher than the first, seeing Ipswich loan player Danny Rowe take his place behind John Akinde in attack. That hasn’t stopped him chipping in with goals though, but he admits he’s had to be patient.

“Second half of the season Rowey has come in and done an excellent job so I had to be patience and take my chance which I got against MK dons so hopefully I can go on and finish the season with a few more goals.”

McCartan has made history with both of his recent goals for the club. His strike against Crawley was our 6500th Football League goal, whilst his effort against Cheltenham secure promotion.

Now, if he fancies making it three from three and bagging the goal that brings us the title, that’d be swell.


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