Birmingham City have loaned Sam Cosgrove to English League One club Shrewsbury Town, eight months after a seven-figure move from Aberdeen.

The striker scored 47 goals in 103 Aberdeen appearances, form in the Scottish Premiership earning Cosgrove a move to Birmingham City in January this year. Aberdeen described Cosgrove’s fee as ‘significant,’ believed to be in the £2 million region. He hasn’t scored since arriving in the English Championship.

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Sam Cosgrove struggled at Birmingham City. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Cosgrove will spend the season in League One. Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill said: “We’ve had to be patient to get Sam over the line but we are pleased we’ve got him. He comes out of Birmingham City with probably something to prove because he hasn’t quite hit the ground running there as he would have liked.

“We are looking to get him back to the form he was in at Aberdeen. He was up there playing regular football and scoring goals. I had a great chat with him and he’s a smart young man. Let’s just hope he’s as clever when he pulls the Shrewsbury Town shirt on.

“We just want him to score as many goals as possible along with the other boys as well. We’ve brought him into a group where everyone is together. We have a real togetherness this year and he will be welcomed into the dressing room by everyone. He will add healthy competition to our squad in those forward positions.”

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