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El-Abd Looking Forward To Challenge

15 July 2016

Adam wants to add his epereince to Town side

Adam El-Abd is delighted to have joined Shrewsbury Town to get the opportunity to play for Micky Mellon after signing a two year deal with Town.

The move was confirmed today with Adam joining up with his new teammates ahead of Saturday's pre-season game with Cardiff City:
“When you are deciding your future you have to consider a lot of things but I am really happy to be here now and I am glad to have the opportunity to play for Shrewsbury. I am aware of the gaffer and the teams he puts together as I have played against them a few times and they impress me with the way he wants to play. When you come up here and look around and see the project that is being put together it is something that is very promising and hopefully we can have a good time together. The stadium looks lovey and the pitch is great and the training ground is on its way. It bodes well and I am looking forward to having a successful time at Shrewsbury.”

The defender has experience of playing in the Championship, League 1 and League 2 in recent seasons  and he is now looking forward to the new challenge in Shropshire:
“I have played in this league and played quite a few games in the Championship too. I have been about and I am just pleased to get settled and sign a permanent contract. I want to try and make this my home now and hopefully we can have a good relationship and I can put in some good performances to help the team push up to the top half of the league.”

The 31-year-old has represented Egypt seven times as well as making over 350 appearances at club level and he feels this experience can benefit the team:
“I hope to bring experience to the team. I have seen the names that have come through the door here this summer and there are some really good players so I am looking to add to that and hopefully we can have a good season. I may have a bit of catching up to do in pre-season but it is not like years gone by when you let yourself go in the summer. I have been in the gym and have been working just as hard and trying to replicate a proper pre-season. There might be a little bit of catch up on the football side but the fitness side should be fine.”

Brighton born El-Abd admits he can’t wait to get started at Shrewsbury Town:
“I am very happy to be here and looking forward to the challenge ahead. I met the boys this morning and I am looking forward to getting on the training pitch and playing games for Shrewsbury Town. I know a couple of the lads and I have played against a lot of them so there are a lot of familiar faces around.”

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