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New signing impressed with manager's ambition

22 May 2014

Nathaniel Knight-Percival says the ambition of new manager Micky Mellon convinced him to sign for Shrewsbury Town.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival says the ambition of new manager Micky Mellon convinced him to sign for Shrewsbury Town.

The 27-year-old central defender played more than 50 games for Peterborough United over the last two seasons and now he's looking forward to a new challenge.

He said: "Being released from Peterborough at the end of the season was disappointing, but the manager showed a lot of interest in me. We spoke about being at this club and it just went from there really.

"He's a very ambitious man and wants to do very well with the team. He sold it to me and I've basically come on board for those reasons.

"It will be very interesting being part of the new team, the new regime. I've played against Micky's teams before and they've always been hard to play against and good footballing teams. It will be nice being on the other side of that.

"It's nice to have the deal done and to be able to start thinking about next season."

Knight-Percival previously gained plenty of experience playing in the Conference with Histon and in two seasons at Wrexham.

"I've got a fair few games under my belt which is nice," he said. "Playing at Histon was brilliant. Moving away from there was a big step for me because it was a long way from my home playing for Wrexham.

"But the two years I had there I learnt a lot about full time football. It was a lot different to what I was used to but I thoroughly enjoyed it. All the hard work then paid off because I got a move to Peterborough after that so I can't complain really."

Knight-Percival now wants to help Town enjoy a good season in League Two after becoming Mellon's second signing following former Cheltenham winger Ashley Vincent. 

He said: "You want to play as high as you can so the manager and the staff, and all the players, will do their utmost to get back into League One."


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