Westley praises loanees McAllister and Brunt

Ryan Brunt

Ryan Brunt - Credit: Archant

Stevenage boss Graham Westley has praised David McAllister and Ryan Brunt for their performances during their loan spells at the club.

David McAllister, left, in action against Exeter City last month. Photo: Harry Hubbard

David McAllister, left, in action against Exeter City last month. Photo: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

Shrewsbury’s McAllister and Brunt, from Bristol Rovers, returned to their parent clubs this week after three and one month loans respectively.

McAllister, 26, formed an effective partnership with Dean Parrett in the heart of the midfield as Boro went on their recent four match unbeaten run, and had featured in 14 consecutive games since joining the club. Brunt made three starts and two substitute appearances.

Speaking about their impact at Stevenage, Westley said: “Both were exceptional for us. They’re both great professionals and the types of lads you’d love to work with longer term. They’re both fantastic players and working with them was tremendous. You saw what happened when they were here – that was a team thing, of course – but they played their part in that.”