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Godfrey joins on-loan

24 August 2017

Club News

Godfrey joins on-loan

24 August 2017

Ben Godfrey joins on-loan until January from Norwich City

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of Ben Godfrey from Norwich City on loan until January.

Godfrey is a central midfielder and recently signed a new four-year deal with the Canaries.

Originally from York, Godfrey represented the Minstermen 12 times before moving to Norwich in 2016 – he has since made two Championship appearances.

Ben is the third Norwich loanee to join Town this summer and he has heard good things about the club.

“I’m really pleased to be here”, admitted Ben

“It’s a good opportunity for me. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the lads and the club, so I can’t wait to get started.

“I know that the manager is a great guy and he is going to help me develop, so once I knew they were interested in a loan for me it was an easy decision.

“A lot of players can disappear in the 23’s system, so for me to come out here, prove myself and try and make a name for myself, it’s a good opportunity.”

With Town having starting well there is good competition for places in the group and Ben is looking forward to being part of the squad.

“We’ve obviously got off to a really good start”, Godfrey said.

“The boys appear to be enjoying their football and doing the right things, so hopefully I can come and be a part of it.

“I like to get about the pitch, break up play and get on the ball as well. I can play at centre-back or right-back as well, so I’m quite versatile.

“There’s always competition in football and we enjoy it. It makes you train harder and when you come to the pitch on game day you have to play well because you’re not guaranteed your spot when there’s competition.”

Godfrey is now looking forward to playing games and developing under Paul Hurst.

“I’ve heard nothing but good things about the manager here”, said Ben.

“He likes to play good football, the lads back his ideas, which is really important and he’s a pleasure to work with apparently, so I can’t wait.

“He wants me to enjoy it and work hard first and foremost. He’s going to help me develop and I can’t wait.

“Norwich know that the manager here is going to help me develop, so they want me to come here and but my ideas into real games and see where that takes me.”

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