Youth team turn focus to the Alliance League start
Shrewsbury Town's youth team completed their pre-season schedule with a 1-1 draw against a more experienced Hednesford Town outfit at Keys Park last night.
It was the final warm up game for the Greenhous Meadow scholars ahead of the start of their Youth Alliance League campaign at Rochdale on Saturday.
Town will begin the season with three sucessive away games for they also face trips to Wrexham and Tranmere on the next two Saturdays before their first home league match against Oldham Athletic on September 1.
Head of youth Wayne Evans said: "The most important thing is the boys improve and play the same the right way. Results will take care of themselves.
"I've been pleased how pre-season has gone. It's been tough for the lads but they've responded well. It's now just about cutting out the basic errors."
Town will be without goalkeeper Callum Burton, who is away with the England under-17 squad, for the Rochdale game while both Scott Ryan and Deion Evans are doubtful owing to injuries.
Wayne added he was encouraged by last night's display given Shrewsbury fielded a young side including several under-15s and 16s against Hednesford's under-19 team.
Town took the lead with a goal from Kaiman Anderson, an under-16 striker from Telford, before Hednesford pulled level.