Wolves recall keeper from loan spell with Blues
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Lowestoft Town will have just one senior goalkeeper on their books after Wolves cut short Harry Burgoyne's loan spell at Crown Meadow.
A growing injury list led to the Molineux club recalling the 18-year-old, just days after the promising keeper had agreed to extend his stay with the Trawlerboys.
Coupled with the departure of Marcus Garnham earlier this week, the Blues must now rely on Jake Jessup to take the number one jersey although manager Ady Gallagher is backing the youngster to take his chance.
'Jake featured at the start of the season and did very well but then lost his place after being unavailable,' said Gallagher. 'He then went missing for a while and I can't pick players if they aren't at training. But he has shown a great attitude since Harry came in and he knows he needs to take this opportunity now.'
Meanwhile Burgoyne, who signed a two-year deal at Wolves in the summer, has been named in the Championship side's U21 squad for their match at Aston Villa on Monday.
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Burgoyne acknowledged it is a big opportunity for him to establish himself at Wolves but paid tribute to Lowestoft for the first team experience he gained during his five matches with the Blues.
He said: 'From the day I arrived at Lowestoft and first stepped out in the number one shirt, the staff, the players and the fans have gone out of their way to make be feel very welcome; especially Ady (Gallagher) and Gary Keyzor – the chairman. I never felt like an outsider.
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'Ady has given me the opportunity to add a few more stripes to my lapels, and the chance to play competitive first team football at still a relatively young age. If people ask me about my time at Lowestoft, I will be up front and say that it was a really good experience, and that the people of Suffolk treated me very well.
'All in all, it was a positive experience, and I would advise anyone to embrace an opportunity to work with Ady and the management team at Lowestoft.'