Tottenham Hotspur loanee Shilow Tracey opened his account for Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday with a brilliant hat-trick to help Sam Ricketts’ side beat Crewe Alexandria 4-3 to progress to the next round in the EFL Trophy.

Tracey made his non-competitive debut for Spurs in a pre-season friendly match away to Girona in August 2018 and went on to make 13 appearances for the club’s development Squad in all competitions in the 18/19 season.

The winger was subsequently loaned out to Macclesfield Town in the second half of last season but could not prevent the club from being relegated from League Two.

He joined Shrewsbury on a season-long loan deal in the summer but his spell in the New Meadow did not get off to the best of starts as the youngster struggled for game time in the first couple of months.

Tracey made his first start in more than a month for the Shrews on Tuesday and made up for lost time by netting his first senior career hat-trick.

Speaking after the 4-3 win, the 22-year-old told Shropshire Star: “I’m buzzing. I’m pleased to get this opportunity, I’m lost for words really, it’s the best day.

“I’m happy to help the team to win with three goals. I’ve just been grafting in training, trying to get into the team and I got my opportunity today.

“It was a crazy feeling, there is nothing better than that. It’s my first hat-trick.”

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