Midfielder looking forward to linking up with Gaffer again
New signing Jon Nolan spoke of his delight at linking up with Paul Hurst for a second time after completing his move to Shrewsbury from Chesterfield.
The midfielder has signed a three-year contract with Town and joins for an undisclosed fee from the League Two side.
Nolan previously played under Hurst and his assistant Chris Doig at Grimsby and he’s delighted at the chance to play under the pair in League One next season.
He said: “I was delighted when I got the phone call last week, when I knew I could get the opportunity to work with the gaffer and Doigy again I snapped their hands off.
“It was only a short spell from January to the end of the season but it was nothing but good, we got promoted and it was probably the best time of my career.
“I’ve got nothing but good things to say about these two and I can’t wait to start pre-season again with them.”
Nolan suffered relegation with Chesterfield last season and he struggled with injury throughout, but the midfielder hopes that his move can prove to be a fresh start.
“I feel comfortable in League One and I’m looking forward to showing the fans what I can do this season.
“It was obviously a tough year, I didn’t really seem to get going but hopefully I can stay injury free this season and have a good one.”
Nolan had an impressive goalscoring record from midfield under Hurst at Grimsby – scoring four times in 18 league games – but only managed one in League One last season.
He still sees himself in a central midfield role, and expects that working with the boss again will see him rediscover his form.
“I can do a job most places but I see myself a central midfielder, but I’ll do a job wherever the gaffer wants me to play.
“Hopefully working with him this season I can add goals to my game again.”
It’s two weeks until the squad return for pre-season and they will head off to Portugal soon after for training and a friendly match.
Nolan is looking forward to the prospect of meeting his new teammates, and hopes that positive preparation can lead to a successful campaign.
“I’m going to savour these two weeks, but I’ll be back ready and I’m looking forward to pre-season.
“Especially for the new lads, spending the week away and getting to know each other will bode well for us this season.
“Obviously the main aim is to stay in this league and hopefully we can go against the odds and kick on this season.”