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Scunthorpe United set to seal agreement with 23-year-old

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Former Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst is set to raid his old employers with a swoop for Abo Eisa, as reported by Grimsby Live.

Abo, the brother of Peterborough forward Mo Eisa, was signed by Hurst during his stint at the New Meadow after impressing in the non-league scene for Wealdstone.

He was part of the squad that lost the EFL Trophy final to Lincoln City, but has since struggled for game time with the Shrews.

Scunthorpe have got off to a torrid start this season, losing both of their opening matches. They were thrashed 4-1 by Cheltenham Town this weekend, prompting Hurst to look to the transfer market for some inspiration.

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The Sudanese winger is no stranger to League Two, having been loaned out to Colchester United last season after falling out of favour under current Salop boss Sam Ricketts.

He made 14 appearances for the U’s, scoring twice, as they narrowly missed out on a play-off spot on the final day of the season. The report suggests a move for Eisa would be on a permanent deal, rather than a loan.

The Verdict

This could be a masterstroke by Hurst. Eisa has proven to be a livewire, full of running and capable of bagging a goal or two. Hurst clearly rated him enough to take him to League One in 2017 and that surely means he’s good enough for the basement division now.

At 23-years-old Eisa has plenty of time to develop, but Scunthorpe need an injection of creativity right now. They looked terrible against Cheltenham, lacking any vibrancy going forward and short of attacking ideas on the whole.

Eisa, who can operate on the wing or through the centre, will at least give Hurst options, as well as being someone he already trusts in the dressing room.

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