Left Back joins United on six month loan

Cambridge United have today completed the six month loan signing of left-back Mickey Demetriou from Shrewsbury Town.

The 25-year old joins Richard Money’s side until January and will give the U’s boss additional defensive options for the first half of the 2015/16 Sky Bet league Two season.

Also capable of playing in a central role, Demetriou joined the Shrews at the beginning of last season’s campaign and played an integral role in the Shropshire side’s charge up the division to promotion, having featured 42 times and registered goals on three occasions.

As a youngster Demetriou attracted the attention of Fulham and Leicester City where he had trials, before becoming a product of the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain.

The full back made a name for himself in non-league, firstly for Eastbourne Borough where he made his debut amongst ten appearances during the 2010-11 season, before spending three seasons at Kidderminster Harriers which allowed him to develop his playing abilities further.

Last season marked his Football League debut after being snapped up by Shrewsbury during the off season, despite fierce competition from a handful of League One and League Two clubs.

Twice the defender came up against the U’s during last year, but it will be for the men in Amber and Black that Demetriou lines up for tonight, with Cambridge United Manager Richard Money set to give him his debut in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash against Dagenham & Redbridge at the Abbey Stadium.

Commenting on the loan deal, the U’s boss said: “Mickey is a player we know well from our time in the conference whilst playing against Kidderminster, and last season he played 40 games for Shrewsbury during their promotion winning campaign.

“We have been active in trying to bring another versatile left sided player to the club and Mickey fits the profile perfectly.

“He will give us good options and competition at left back, left wing back and left midfield, all areas where we felt we needed another player.”

The Amber Army can watch Mickey in action for the U’s this evening, with tickets available online, in-store and over the phone for the JPT match against Dagenham & Redbridge.