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Scott happy with Meadow welcome

1 November 2012

Walk The 92 man visits the Greenhous Meadow

The Greenhous Meadow has become the latest ground to be ticked off by a football fan walking the length and breadth of the country in a bid to visit all 92 Premier League and Football League clubs for charity.
 
Scott Mclachlan, a Portsmouth fan, quit his job to take up the challenge in order to raise funds for Prostate Cancer, the Football League's nominated charity, and hopes to complete his tour inside seven months. 
 
Shrewsbury is ground number 20 on his list and he was welcomed to the Greenhous Meadow by Martin James, the club's community development manager, and invited into the warmth of the Arthur Rowley players' lounge before being given a tour of the ground.
 
He had earlier met up with Adrian Plimmer and Marcus Braddock from shrewsTRUST and they posed for pictures at the side of the pitch, with Town winger Paul Parry - who played against Portsmouth in the 2008 FA Cup final - also  joining them.  
 
The club have also arranged for Scott to stay overnight at the newly-named Holiday Inn Express, formerly known as The Hampton Hotel, on the Shrewsbury Business Park.
 
"It's been fantastic," said Scott, of his Shrewsbury experience. "I've enjoyed a nice cup of tea in the warm and a good chat with people so it's been great.
 
"I've been treated to excellent accommodation in a local hotel so I'm looking forward to that tonight and a visit to the beer festival in Shrewsbury later on."
 
Scott added he was enjoying visiting all the different football clubs and that he was constantly meeting friendly people on his travels around the country. 
 
"I wouldn't recommended they walk it to be honest," he smiled. "It's hard work and it's taken a lot of planning and help from people. 
 
"The good thing is that every time I've needed something people have come forward and the clubs themselves have been excellent.
 
"Shrewsbury have really stepped up the bar with their welcome today so I'm looking forward to the Potteries and Manchester clubs now who need to step up and give me as good a welcome as I've had here!"  
 
For more information on Scott's challenge, visit http://www.walkthe92.co.uk
 
And if you would like to make a donation, pop along to http://www.justgiving.com/Walkthe92


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