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Pete Wilson on signings

Ladies Technical Director excited by the likes of Katie Doster and Millie Young

17 July 2017

Shrewsbury Town Ladies’ Technical Director Pete Wilson has admitted his is excited by the calibre of Town’s new signings.

The Ladies team signed 20 players last week, including eight who arrived from other clubs.

All the players underwent a stringent trials process before signing with the club and Pete Wilson is particularly excited by a couple of the new recruits.

“We’ve signed Katie Doster from Shrewsbury Juniors who is an out and out goalscorer and a fantastic talent”, Pete told ShrewsWeb.

“She scored 30 goals a season for Shrewsbury Juniors at the level we are playing at and she had come across the Town to hopefully better herself and compliment with some of the players we already have here.

“The other one is Millie Young. She is only 17 and we’ve signed her from Wolves. She’s one for the future, but she could also be starting quite a few games this season, which as a 17 year old is fantastic for her and it shows what she’s about.”

With only one player in the squad over the age of 30, Town’s Ladies side has a youthful feel to it this season and Pete wants these young players to develop with the club.

“We want those 17 year olds exposed to that first-team environment now, so that when we hit those two promotions within the three years then they are used to it”, said Wilson.

“The extra training we want to offer and the fact that we are playing four Women’s Premier League sides in pre-season means that we will be able to test them early on and then we can do other tests throughout the season which can really help them develop.

“Then in the future, as we gain the promotions we would like to, they are going to be ready for it and they will always be looking to improve rather than just stepping in from the same level and thinking that they have done it all before.”

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