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MacGillivray signs on

Former Walsall Goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray joins Shrewsbury

5 July 2017

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of Craig MacGillivray on a one year deal.

Craig has most recently been with Walsall where he spent 3 years and made 26 appearances.

Still only 24, it was at his local side Harrogate Town that he first made a name for himself making over 90 appearances during a two year spell in the National League North.

Craig played against Town for Walsall last season and admitted it was an easy decision to join Shrewsbury.

“When I got the phone call from the Gaffer showing his interest in me it was an easy decision for me”, Craig told ShrewsWeb.

“It stuck in my mind when I played against Shrewsbury last season and, considering the position they were in last year, I was really impressed with the way they played. I thought they out played Walsall at times and I’m glad that I am here now.”

Craig describes himself as an ‘all-rounder’ and is looking forward to working closely with Danny Coyne and Town’s other goalkeepers in order to improve his game.

“I’m an all-rounder I would say”, said MacGillivray.

“I like to keep the ball out of the back of the net, I like to come and get things when I can and I like to think I’m quite vocal as well. Some goalkeepers don’t like being very vocal but for me it’s massively important.

“He’s obviously a different goalkeeper coach to who I’ve worked with in the past, but he’s teaching me different things that I didn’t know before and he’s learning off me as well, so everyone’s working alongside each other.

“The more goalkeepers you’ve got the more opinions you’ve got and it’s the easiest way to learn. You bounce ideas off each other and you give each other fresh ideas.”

MacGillivray didn’t play as many games as he would have liked at Walsall due to the form of Filipino international and new Cardiff City signing Neil Etheridge and Craig is looking to put that right at Shrewsbury.

“My main aim is to rectify what happened at Walsall”, admitted Craig.

“I didn’t play as many times as I wanted to and that’s what I want to do here by playing as many times as I can.

“You want to finish as high as you possibly can and I know for a fact that none of us want to be in the position that we were in last year, but we just have to take every game as it comes and finish as high up the league as we can.”

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