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“I jumped at the chance”

25 October 2013

Nicky Wroe thrilled to return Town setup

Midfielder Nicky Wroe spoke of his desire to replicate his ‘good times and good memories’ of playing for Town after re-signing for the Club on a month’s loan from Preston.

Wroe joined Shrewsbury initially from Torquay on 31st January 2011 and helped the Club to League Two promotion the following year in his first full season. 

Having left last summer to join Preston, Wroe is now back and is itching to make an impression again at the Greenhous Meadow.

“It was a bit of a surprise, but I’m really pleased to be here,” said Wroe.

“I’ve not been playing as much as I’d like this season so I went to see the manager at Preston and I said I’d like to explore the opportunities to maybe get some games in elsewhere.

“He knew that at this stage of my career I need to be playing games and I just saw this as an opportunity to come down here and hopefully get some game time and then just take it from there.

“I spoke to my agent and asked him to ask around and as it happened he had a meeting with Graham Turner so he mentioned it to him and then it happened.

“I hope I can be a part of Graham’s plans and help the team go on a good run.”

Having previously been such a hit at Town, Wroe insists he doesn’t feel any trepidation about his return.

“No I don’t think I’ll feel any anxiety. As soon as I heard about the opportunity I jumped at the chance. I had good times here before and I’ve got good memories and I really enjoyed it here last time so hopefully I can replicate that.

“There’s still a few familiar faces which is nice when you go into a new dressing room and there’s also some new lads, so hopefully I’ll get to know them quickly and it’ll all go to plan.”

Wroe could make his second debut for the Club against Brentford tomorrow and he hopes that his experience will help to benefit Graham Turner’s young squad.

“It’ll be a tough place to go but hopefully we can go there with a bit of confidence and really have a good go at them.

“I’ve been in and around the game a few years now. I’m 28 and now hopefully coming into the peak of my career, so hopefully I can use that and help the lads that are already here and hopefully that’ll benefit the team.”

Secure your tickets here to see Nicky in action for his homecoming game against Sheffield United on Saturday 2nd November, 3pm k/o. 

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