Anthony Grant signs for an undisclosed fee from Peterborough United
Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of Anthony Grant for an undisclosed fee from Peterborough United.
The 31-year-old midfielder joins the club on a one-year deal with the option of a second and becomes the ninth signing of the summer.
Grant came through the ranks at Chelsea and has since gone onto have spells with the likes of Southend United, Crewe Alexandra and Port Vale.
Last season he made 48 appearances in all competitions for Peterborough as they finished ninth in League One and reached the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.
Grant is excited about coming to Shrewsbury and is glad that the deal is finally over the line.
“It has been a long time but finally it’s been done and I’m happy”, said Anthony.
“It’s been going on for quite a while now, back and forth, me, my agent, the gaffer, the two Chairmen, but finally it’s been done.
“The Gaffer, the Chief Exec and the Chairman were obviously very interested and that shows that they want me and like my ability, which is a massive plus. It’s a massive plus when you’re liked and you’re wanted.”
Anthony is nearing 500 professional appearances and he believes he has plenty to offer.
“You can expect me to keep the ball ticking over and putting in tackles”, said Grant.
“I’m a hard tackler and I’ve scored twice against Shrewsbury, but hopefully I will be scoring for them instead of against them.
“It’s a good move for me. Last year you saw what Shrewsbury did and obviously they’ve lost a few players, but the Gaffer’s come in and he’s brought his own players, so hopefully we can go one better than we did last year.”
Grant hasn’t been involved in Peterborough’s pre-season games this summer, but he believes he isn’t far away from being ready for action.
“We will wait and see about that (starting against Bradford), I’ve got to have a word with the Gaffer in a minute and go from there”, Anthony said.
“I haven’t played any games because of the situation I was in and it was a bit awkward, but I’ve been in this situation before, where I’ve signed late, played the games and gone from strength to strength throughout the season, so if the Gaffer needs me then he knows that I will play.”