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Wildig aiming to impress in pre-season

5 July 2012

Wildig admits he was delighted to be offered a full time switch to Shrewsbury

There were plenty of new faces on parade as the Shrewsbury Town squad reported for the start of pre-season training this morning.


All of the newcomers were busy introducing themselves to each other with Aaron Wildig, now a permanent addition to the Town squad, at least having the benefit of knowing most of the players from spending six months on loan at the Greenhous Meadow last season.


"I guess I'm a new boy," he smiled. "I was obviously on loan last year but I'm now a permanent signing and I'm looking forward to it.


"I'm 20 but I've already played in the Championship, the Scottish Premier League and League Two.


"League One is new to me but I'm looking forward to the challenge, seeing what the difference is and what the league offers."


Wildig admits he was delighted to be offered a full time switch to Shrewsbury after being released by Cardiff City at the end of last season.


Now he's vowed to do all he can to make sure he's in the team which will kick off the season with an attractive Capital One Cup trip to Leeds United on Saturday, August 11.


He said: "I've just got to get my head down in pre-season. You only have to look at the first three fixtures of the season against Leeds, Sheffield United and Preston.


"I want to be in the team for those games so it's all about having a good pre-season and trying to get yourself into the manager's team.


"Everyone wants to be in that team and if you do well the manager will keep you in the team. Everyone's pushing for the same thing."


Wildig has been impressed with the quality of the other summer signings, adding: "A lot of them did well for their teams last season and a few other clubs were after them."


The Hereford-based midfielder, who was part of the Shrewsbury team for the exciting promotion run-in last season, stressed he was happy to play wherever selected.


"I've played centrally for as long as I can remember," he said. "It's only since I've come here that I've played on the right but I enjoyed it and managed to get forward.


"I want to become an established member of the side, play a good amount of games and it would be nice to score a few goals."

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