Sullay Kaikai continued his impressive run of form on loan at Shrewsbury yesterday, openng the scoring in a morale boosting 2-0 win at home to Bury.
The Palace academy man has now bagged four goals in four games for the League One outfit, drawing plaudits from his new manager and fans alike, even though he squandered one or two chances in their midweek defeat against Doncaster.
Yesterday’s strike belied a touch of real class in the youngster’s game, receiving the ball to feet just inside the Bury half, he played a delicate lay-off with a single touch before bursting forward in anticipation of a return pass. Thankfully, he was given the ball back seconds later as it was slid through to him, slotting hme well with a hard-struck low shot from the edge of the penalty.
Unfortunately, the day was to end in frustration for him despite the victory, as he was forced off with an injury at the half-time interval, although it looks as though both Sullay and Shrewsbury are hopeful that it won’t keep him out of action for too long.
Whilst the gap between League One and the Premier League is undoubtedly huge, our lack of goals has prompted a fair few fans into questioning whether or not we should recall Kaikai prematurely, but in truth, the experience he is gaining at New Meadow will prove utterly invaluable in the years to come.
Footage of his goal is attached above, have a look; you’re almost certain to be impressed.