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Development League Changes

7 July 2016

Town Won’t Play In Central League Next Term

Shrewsbury Town won’t be playing games in the Central Development League during the 2016/17 season.

Instead the club will play practice games as and when the manager and first team coaches feel a game is needed.

Last season the Shrewsbury Town academy side played a large number of the games and this change will help them concentrate on their own league and cup fixtures.

Town managed Micky Mellon hopes the decision will give the coaching staff more flexibility over the upcoming season.

“As we hope to have a smaller squad next season the need to have regular development games isn’t required”, said Micky.

“The changes to the EFL Trophy format means there will be additional games in that competition that players will get games in.

“We have good contact with a lot of clubs which means we will be able to pick and choose practice games when needed rather than having to play at set times determined by a fixture list.

“The academy team played a lot of the development league games last season and that adds extra pressure to their existing fixture list.”

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