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Goldson On His 100th Professional Appearance

30 December 2014

Defender proud to reach 100 pro appearances

Shrewsbury Town's game against Wycombe Wanderers on Sunday marked a special occasion for defender Connor Goldson - his 100th professional appearance.

The 22-year-old, who emerged from the Shrews' youth team ranks, signed a professional contract with the Club when he was 17 and has gone on to become an important player in the Town squad.

And Goldson, who was informed about the landmark ahead of the game, hopes to erase the memory of last season by leading Town to promotion from Sky Bet League 2.

He said: "It was my 100th professional game (against Wycombe), 96 of them have been for Shrewsbury and the other four for Cheltenham (Town).

"I'm proud of it and was happy when I realised it was my 100th professional appearance.

"Hopefully there can be a lot more and hopefully there will be a promotion on my CV at the end of the season.

"I was told that it was my 100th appearance. I knew it was coming up because I checked recently and was on 96, andI keep other stats such as clean sheets."

Goldson made his debut in a 5-1 win away at Lincoln City in February 2011 and has captained the Town side - currently being the vice captain of the Club.

"I got my scholarship here at 15, a year early, and then moved here when I was 16 at the end of school," said Goldson.

"After my first year I signed a professional contract which was probably one of the proudest moments of my life.

"I was with the first team from then on in. I've always been involved with the first team since the age of 16 or 17.

"In my first year as a pro, when I was a second-year scholar, I was travelling most weeks with the first team and it was a great experience.

"Year after year I have always ended up playing a few more games than the last year.

"This is my first season where I've so far played every game.

"It's seems like a long time. This is my fifth season as a professional and things like that make you know that you've come a long way."

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