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CEO on Nolan and Nsiala Departures

8 August 2018

Brian Caldwell explains the reasons behind selling Jon Nolan and Toto Nsiala

Shrewsbury Town can confirm Ipswich Town have met the clubs valuation on Toto Nisala and Jon Nolan.

The pair will link up with former Town boss Paul Hurst after negotiations came to a successful conclusion.

Town CEO Brian Caldwell was pleased with the deal and gave his thoughts to Shrewsweb. He said: “I think we all wanted it done and I am pleased they met our valuation eventually.

“It has been rumbling on, it wasn’t a great week last week with the transfer requests but that wasn’t going to change my mind on the valuations of the players.

“They have met our valuation with add-ons on top of that, on games played and sell on fee’s as well.

“Over the weekend we came to an agreement with Ipswich, on the Sunday. They met our valuation but yesterday we were arguing over the sell on percentages, which we have achieved as well.

“I’m glad we stood firm. As I said from day one we didn’t need to sell and we didn’t need the money but I think from everybody’s point of view we need to move on.

“I spoke to Mat Sadler and he said everyone wanted to move on from it but the main thing is we stood firm and they have reached our valuation.

“We weren’t going to sell players on the cheap that we didn’t need to and we got the money we wanted and got the sell on that we wanted.”

Brian was focused on getting the right deal for the Club as both players were still under contract.

“Jon Nolan had two years left on his contract and Toto had one,” Brian said. “I believe what we have done is the right thing for the Football Club.

“I’m glad we were strong with it and really stuck to our guns.

“Even when the players put in transfer requests, that actually helped me because it allowed me to then go public and explain what the situation was and just be open and honest.

“I’ll always try to do that with the fans because the fans deserve that.  To come to a conclusion I was hoping it would come to a conclusion within 48 hours and it has done so I am delighted with that.”

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