Striker back at the Greenhous Meadow for a second spell
Striker James Collins has returned to the Greenhous Meadow after agreeing a move from Scottish club Hibernian on a two year deal with another year's option.
Collo first joined Shrewsbury Town in January 2011 on loan from Aston Villa, impressing so much that the loan deal was quickly turned into a permanent move.
He went on to play over 70 games in league and cup, finding the back of the next 24 times. He scored some memorable goals including the opener in Town’s Carling Cup game against Arsenal at the Emirates and the goal at home to Dagenham which clinched promotion to League 1.
Shrewsbury Town’s Chief executive Matt Williams was pleased that the hard work in making the deal happen had finally paid off.
"It is a fantastic signing for us and I’m sure that the return of Collo will please the Town fans," he said.
“James has been our number one target and a lot of time and effort from the chairman and manager has gone into this deal and we are delighted to have reached an agreement with Hibs to secure James for the next two years.”
James joins Ashley Vincent, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Mark Ellis and Mickey Demetriou as manager Micky Mellon continues to build his new-looks Town squad.
We will bring you reaction and interviews on ShrewsWeb tomorrow.