Stephen McGinn intends to fully consider the next step in his career when he returns from holiday after revealing his time at Watford has “come to an end”.

The midfielder has been on loan at Shrewsbury Town since January after almost two years out of the game, having sustained a serious knee ligament injury for the Hornets in February 2011.

McGinn, who scored two goals during 18 appearances in his time at Greenhous Meadow, told the Shropshire Star: “Watford are going down a totally different path from the club I signed for. But I enjoyed my time there and I’m quite disappointed it has come to an end.

“I’m going on holiday in the next week or so and after that I’ll come down and discuss what is going to happen with my agent.

“Right now I’m just delighted how the loan has gone and how my fitness has been.

“I’d like to thank the manager and chairman here for making it happen and all the coaching staff too who have been great with me.

“I’ll look back with my time here at Shrewsbury with fondness and I wouldn’t be disappointed to play again here in the future.”

After moving to Vicarage Road from St Mirren, McGinn netted twice in a total of 42 appearances for the Hornets.

The Watford Observer understands the club will not comment on players' contract situations until the end of the season.