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Caldwell hopes for big crowd

20 September 2017

CEO urges supporters to get behind the table toppers

Chief Executive Brian Caldwell has called on the people of Shrewsbury to come and get behind Paul Hurst’s table topping side.

Town are currently unbeaten in League One and sit three points clear at the top of the table.

Blackburn Rovers are the visitors to the Montgomery Waters Meadow on Saturday and the CEO believes there has never been a better opportunity for fans to come to a game.

“Hopefully we can get a decent crowd on Saturday”, Brian admitted.

“I’ve been pleased with how our own supporters have turned out in the last couple of games. Against Wigan we had nearly 7,000 here including 1,600 from Wigan.

“To be three points clear at the top of the table, there’s never been a better time for local people to come and get behind the team.

“We are playing Blackburn Rovers who are a big team, former Champions of the country, so there’s a real chance there for people to come and watch the brand of football we are playing.

“I would urge all season ticket holders and supporters to speak to your neighbours, speak to people on the street and try and get people to come to a game.

“We need all the support we can get and there’s a chance to come along on Saturday and see how well the team are playing.”

There have been a number of recent initiatives set-up in order to improve fan experience at the Montgomery Waters Meadow and Brian urged fans that haven’t been to a game in a while to give it a try.

“I’ve always said about taking away the excuses to not come”, Caldwell said.

“People always had excuses about having to queue at the ticket office to sit in the West Stand, but we have taken that problem away by putting in the West Stand booth.

“With the fan card we’ve made it easier to buy online and get the ticket straight to your card without even having to queue to collect a ticket.

“We’ve tried to make parking more accessible. We’ve got the Percy Throwers Garden Centre (Wyevale) in operation now to make parking easier around the stadium.

“We’ve got two buses running from the Town Centre and Shirehall this weekend to hopefully make it easier for people in town to just jump on the bus and come straight here.

“Hopefully, these things will take away the excuses of not being able to get parked and having to queue for tickets, and all these things will help.”

Tickets for Saturday's game can be purchased in the following ways:
•    In person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office
•    By calling 01743 273943
•    Via our online ticketing site - click here

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