Shaun Whalley extends his stay for a further two years
Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce that Shaun Whalley has signed a new two-year deal with the club.
Whalley has become a hugely popular figure at the Greenhous Meadow in the last couple of years and his contract has been extended until the end of the 2018/19 season.
Shaun was a regular under Paul Hurst last season and he was pleased to get the deal done.
“I’m made up”, smiled Shaun.
“I’ve made myself quite clear that I’ve wanted to stay for a long time now and I’m delighted we’ve got it sorted and hopefully here for another good two years.
“I wasn’t interested in leaving to go anywhere else and as soon as we talked about a new contract it got done pretty quickly and I’ve signed it today.
“I really love Shrewsbury as a town. I love the club. It’s just a great place to be and I’m hoping we don’t fight relegation like the last two seasons and have a good go at this season.”
Town boss Paul Hurst has made it clear that he likes to play with wingers and Shaun is looking forward to working with Hurst again.
“It makes me happy (having the support of the manager)”, said Whalley..
“Since he’s come in I’ve played a lot and hopefully we can continue this relationship. He’s obviously tried to sign me a couple of times in the past, but that’s never quite happened, so I thought I’d extend it a little bit longer this time.
“I think his style of football suits my game and hopefully I can continue doing well for Shrewsbury this season.”
Whalley had a successful season last time around, picking up the goal of the season award, and he is hopeful of pushing Town up the league next season.
“I thought I did okay last season”, admitted Shaun.
“I could have scored a few more goals, but I thought my overall game was quite good and at the end of the day the team performance was quite good towards the end of the season and we managed to stay up from a relatively low position.
“So, I thought it was okay last season, but I want to do better this season and I want the team to do better this season as well.”