Young midfielder signs new two year deal
Bryn Morris has put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at Shrewsbury Town for at least another two years.
Bryn was offered a new deal by Paul Hurst at the end of last season and although it’s taken a little time to sort everything is now done and dusted.
The 21-year-old midfielder was back from his holidays on Wednesday and is happy to have finally got the deal sorted.
"I'm really happy to be here. Obviously it's taken a while, things happen behind the scenes that everyone doesn't see but I'm, just happy it's sorted now”, said Bryn.
"I came in January, spent three months here and the goal was always to come, play as many games as possible and try and help keep the team up.
"There's a new season and I'm focused on what's ahead and we'll see what happens.
"I think I'll feel more comfortable now and hopefully kick on.
One of the changes since the end of last season has been the completion of the Sundorne Castle training ground. It will be the first team home from Friday and Bryn is looking forward to the move.
"I think that'll help when it comes to a Saturday and coming to the matches”, said Bryn.
"Obviously we trained at the ground every day last season. I won't say it's like something new but it'll be more fresh because we're not there every day.
"I'm looking forward to seeing what the new training ground's like.
Everyone gets down to the hard work of pre-season training on Friday and for Bryn it will be a big change. Having been at Middlesbrough since the age of eleven he’s done every pre-season with Boro.
"The hard work starts on Friday and I can't imagine it's going to be easy. The sessions last year were hard, with the running on Tuesdays sometimes but I'm looking forward to it and I'm ready for it”, said Bryn.
"I've never done a pre-season with another team. It's going to be different as well because I'll be doing pre-season in a first team where hopefully I'm going to play a lot of games - that's the aim for me.
"Last season I did pre-season with Middlesbrough's first-team but in the back of my mind I knew I wasn't really going to feature because we were a Premier League team so I'm relishing what's ahead.”
The pre-season will have a change of scenery with a training camp in Portugal early on. It’s a chance for the team to get together, bond and build that necessary team spirit.
"Going on pre-season tour and being together should be really good for everyone. Hopefully it'll be a much more tight-knit group”, said Bryn.
"Three sessions a day doesn't sound easy but I'm really looking forward to it. I enjoy going away and like training in the heat so I'm really looking forward to it.
"You can't really replicate the fitness in a match without playing games. You can train at your max but you can't really get up to game speed without playing the game so it'll come as quickly as possible really.
With his first long term deal under his belt since leaving Boro Bryn is now looking to a successful future with Shrewsbury Town.
"My aim personally is to play as many games as possible and hopefully as a club we're going to be ambitious and try and get as high up the table as possible”, said Bryn.
"I remember hearing we haven't finished higher than 16th. So I think that should be a goal for us as a squad.