Town manager glad to see Bryn continue Town stay
Town manager Paul Hurst was pleased to finally get Bryn Morris to put pen to paper on a new two year deal with Town.
It’s taken a while to finally get the deal done but after a summer away Bryn is back in Shrewsbury and raring to go.
The Town manager is currently away on his LMA course but he’s been keeping in touch with developments in between seminars.
“The reason I offered him a deal is because I wanted him to stay, it’s taken a little while to get it done but we’ve got there now and he’s signed a deal which will give him the platform to improve on what he did for us last season”, said Paul.
“The challenge is for him to develop further and the deal gives him that bit of comfort.
“I’m sure there is more to come from him and I’m looking forward to seeing it.
Bryn joined Town at the end of the January transfer window after leaving his contract at Boro. It was a big move to make for him but one that had in the end worked out.
“Credit to him he took a little bit of risk to leave Boro but he came out and has ultimately earnt a deal”, said Paul.
“Now he has that comfort he is under an element of pressure but he has got a bit of time.
“Hopefully the confidence of a manager who believes in him will see him improve and get some goals and he knows where his future lies now.”
It will be the first pre-season that Bryn has done away from Middlesbrough. He’s now got the chance to establish himself as a first team Town player and it something Hurst is looking forward to seeing.
“There are a lot of lads who have to go through a different process to begin with but ultimately lads in these development squads want to get into the first team”, said Paul.
“Bryn has got that opportunity at what is a good level and it is now kind of over to him now.
“He’s got to prove that he is worth that place in the team, some his performances were very good last season but there were a couple not so good.
“Consistency is going to be a big key for Bryn, as it pretty much is with all players, and to try and get in as many games as possible.
“He’s certainly got the talent, you don’t play for England at any level unless you’ve got the talent, I think he’s got a little bit of everything imp his game, his range of passing is very good, his finishing is good in training and he needs to translate that into games when it maters.
“He’s got a good engine, is a fit lad and he certainly showed that in the Southend game playing in a slightly different role.
“Now it’s just about trying to get into the team on a regular basis and showing the skill set he’s got come out.
With Bryn now on board to add to his other midfield options the Town manager is looking forward to his options in that area.
“He brings a bit of both, they all need to be able to put the work in, if you compared him to Abs you would say Bryn is more technical but he also competes”, said Paul.
“That is something that helped earn him a deal, he came in January and didn’t think he could just get on the ball, get time and pass it, play at a slow tempo and not work hard.
“You expect these U23 lads to be able to control the ball and pass the ball, the difference is if you can play the game and have a career and Bryn has that opportunity now to do that.”