Trevor Fitch to wear 52 after support for Safe Standing
Shrewsbury Town are pleased to announce that Trevor Fitch will wear the number 52 shirt this season.
Trevor takes the shirt number after supporting the on-going Safe Standing Campaign.
Fitch admits that he couldn’t turn down the chance to become part of Paul Hurst’s exciting squad and believes that it’s a great time to be part of the club.
“I saw the chance to become a squad member with the safe standing campaign and I thought it was a fantastic opportunity”, Trevor told ShrewsWeb.
“I’ve been a supporter for over 20 years and I’ve always wanted to play for the Town, but of course I’ve not been able to, so this is the next best thing.
“For a big supporter like myself it was a fantastic thing that I couldn’t really turn down. It’s an amazing opportunity and what better time to sign for the Town than after their 3000th Football League game and top of the league.”
Trevor has been supporting the club for over two decades and has some great memories from that time.
“I’ve been supporting Town for just over 20 years now.
“My first game was an FA Cup Third Round game against Fulham on a Tuesday night. I think we’d drawn one-all at their place and brought them back down here – we had a man sent-off, went a goal down and I think Mark Dempsey scored a last minute winner and from that point on I was hooked.
“I’ve had some fantastic times supporting the Town over the years. Obviously, at the old ground we played Everton and Chelsea in the FA Cup and then here we’ve had some really good games – the 7-0 against Gillingham really stands out - but there’s been a lot of really entertaining games.”
Fitch met Manager Paul Hurst last week and joked that he was ready to fill in if needed.
“I think Paul’s fantastic – really down to earth”, said Trevor
“I had a chat with him about the team and he said that he’s going to keep pushing them to perform as well as they can. I said to him that I can play left-back if Junior gets injured, so let’s wait and see.”
Trevor has been following the campaign for safe standing closely and is excited about the potential for Town to create history.
“I’ve been following the campaign online and seen it gradually build-up”, Fitch said.
“It’s going to be good to be the first Football League club doing it. I probably won’t use it myself to be honest, I sit in the West Stand, but I think there’s a lot of supporters that do miss the standing and anything that helps the club I am happy to help.”