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Chris Doig on Sadler and Rowley

Assistant Manager pleased to see two more re-sign

30 May 2017


Shrewsbury Town Assistant Manager Chris Doig was pleased to see two more Town players sign new deals with the club.

Mat Sadler and Shaun Rowley join Shaun Whalley in committing to the club.

Experienced Defender Sadler has signed a new two-year deal with the club, whilst young Goalkeeper Rowley signs a one-year deal.

Chris was pleased to see next season’s squad starting to come together.

“I’m always pleased to have players signing”, Chris told ShrewsWeb.

“Obviously both were offered contracts and we’ve managed to come to agreements for both, so I’m delighted that both players are here for the foreseeable future.”

Sadler has been an almost ever-present since Chris and Manager Paul Hurst joined the club and Doig has been incredibly impressed by the 32-year old.

“He’s been great for us since the minute we’ve come in, both on and off the pitch”, admitted Doig.

“I think the awards that he got at the end of the season obviously proved what he was doing on the pitch, but off the pitch, every day in training he had a superb attitude.

“He’s great professional, great amongst the lads, organises things in the training room, which you need because as staff we have to keep our distance and you need good senior pros in the dressing room to take care of things and Sads is one of them.

“Like I said he’s been absolutely top draw for us since the minute we walked in and we are delighted he’s signed on again.”

Meanwhile, Chris is excited about Shaun Rowley’s future and is looking for him to push on next season.

“He’s got huge potential obviously and I think from everything we’ve seen in training, in games and advice from Coyney, it was a definite for us to give him an extra year to further progress”, said Chris.

“The chance is there for Shaun and it’s up to Shaun to grab it and show us on a daily basis what he’s capable of.

“It will be in his hands to show what he can do and prove to us that he’s capable for being part of the team. If he produces the good then there’s no reason why Shaun won’t be involved in a matchday.

“Going out on loan is another option if we feel like he’s not going to get a regular run of games here, but that’s something we would look at further down the line. Initially they’ve got preseason to stake a claim first and foremost.”