Contract clause kicks in and Aaron on board for next season
Aaron Wildig is looking forward to next season as a Shrewsbury Town player after a clause in his contract in which he would be offered a new deal if he played a certain number of games was activated.
Wildig played enough games last season, 33 in all competitions, to ensure he remains a key part of the Greenhous Meadow squad.
"I'm very pleased to be part of the club next year," said the midfielder. "There was a bit of confusion over the last few months over what was going on with it.
"I actually didn't realise until a few weeks ago when I spoke to Jacko that it was in the contract if I made so many starts in the League.
"I'm delighted and hopefully we can have a strong season next year and get back into League One."
Wildig felt his performance level in a Shrewsbury shirt last season was the best it's been - and now he wants to keep improving.
He said: "I played more than 30 games last year, the most I've played in a season. It was obviously disappointing to be relegated but on a personal level it was probably the best season I've had so far for consistent performances. Hopefully next year I can kick on and do well.
"I didn't particularly do myself justice with my performances in the first season in League One, but playing in the centre of midfield consistently I think I put in some better displays.
"Hopefully next year I can do the same and add goals because I missed a lot of chances last season when I could have had eight or nine goals and that makes your season a lot better."
Wildig is now looking forward to the chance to recharge his batteries before aiming to impress the club's new manager Micky Mellon.
"I've got a few weeks away coming up and then you've got to get fit to make a good impression on the new manager," he added. "Everyone needs to come back as fit as they can to go into pre-season and impress him."