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Gaffer on Contracts

5 March 2017

Hurst not yet discussing contracts for next season

Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst confirmed that contract talks are yet to begin for the 2017/18 season.

A number of Town’s squad, including Shaun Whalley and Mat Sadler, are out of contract in the summer, but Paul is urging his players to keep performing well and the rest will follow.

“The lads are doing well, there’s no getting away from that”, admitted Paul.

“I’ve been delighted more often than not and it’s made my job much easier sitting here. But, because of other teams and the lack of points that we had initially we don’t know where we are, so that’s difficult to do too much planning.

“I appreciate those that have deals up in the summer might feel like they don’t know what’s happening and would like something so that they feel more secure, but my biggest thing is to keep doing what you are doing.

“If the lads do that then they give themselves more options, because whether it’s us or whether it’s another team that’s watching them they are self-employed as players.

“You never know what’s going to happen. Manager’s change, as it has done here, so ultimately keep doing what is right for yourself and that is to keep performing.

“You get more fans by playing well, not by sulking or having bad games, and if they keep doing that then I am sure we will have some positive conversations.”


One man who won’t have a chance to prove himself again this season is Abu Ogogo. Abu was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury last month, but Paul spoke to ShrewsWeb at the time of Ogogo’s injury and confirmed that talks will happen with the midfielder.


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