Defender Pens One-Year Deal After Completing ScholarshipArticle Copyright © 2016. Permission to use quotations from this article is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to www.shrewsburytown.com
"I just want to have a good season, develop, learn more, keep learning, keep growing as a player, grow physically and push on."
Speaking about his aims for next season, Grogan said:
"Matt Rains and Ian Dawes have done a lot for me and I’ve learnt a lot and become a better player," he said.
"A lot of the credit goes to them."
Grogan paid tribute to the coaches who he worked with in the youth team setup.
"I learned a lot playing at that level as well," he said.
"I played with some really good players, good lads. Last season we had a really good season, we could have finished a bit better with a good league finish but I was happy with that season."
The defender believes he learned a great amount in his two years in the youth team.
"You learn a lot playing with some class players," he said.
"I’ve learnt a lot and I’ve become a better player for it."
Grogan trained with the first-team squad on a number of occasions last season and admits he learned a lot from his elder professionals.
"I’m delighted to have signed," Grogan told shrewsburytown.com.
"I’ve worked hard all my life to get where I am but I realised that this is only the start and I need to earn many more contracts in the future, so I’m made up.”
"I’ve been here two years now and I like the club, I like the people here. I think I could go far in the future if I stay here."
And he is now looking forward to the season ahead at Greenhous Meadow.
Grogan, born in Liverpool, was captain of the under-18s side which reached the Football League Youth Alliance Cup final last season and played in the Shropshire Senior Cup final win over AFC Telford United.
The 18-year-old, who plays primarily at centre back, has played in Ian Dawes' under-18s side for the past two years and joins Ethan Jones as the second youth team player from last season to pen a professional deal.
Shrewsbury Town is delighted to announce defender Callum Grogan has signed a one-year professional deal after completing his scholarship with the Club.