Town legend Ken impressed with Weale's consistency
Ken Mulhearn, one of Shrewsbury Town's finest ever goalkeepers, has saluted the contribution of Chris Weale between the posts this season.
Town legend Mulhearn clocked up 370 appearances for Shrewsbury between 1971 and 1980 after earlier helping Manchester City become league champions in the 1967-68 season.
"Chris has carried on what I'm glad to say is a very long line of Shrewsbury Town goalkeepers," said Mulhearn. "He's joined the ranks with Bob Wardle, Steve Ogrizovic, Alan Boswell and, of course, Joe Hart to name but a few - I'll leave myself out!
"There seems to be something about this club that they have good goalkeepers and Chris certainly hasn't let us down."
Mulhearn, who has watched most home games this season in his matchday hospitality role of a meeter and greeter of guests, added he had enjoyed keeping close tabs on Weale's performances.
"Chris has been a stalwart this season and has thankfully saved Shrewsbury quite a lot of points with his goalkeeping of the highest standard," he said.
"He's just overall a very good goalkeeper. He's managed to stay clear of injuries so he's been the backbone of the side.
"He has been Mr Reliable and there's been times when Chris has won the team matches with some of the saves he's made or helped them pick up points from draws."