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John Askey on Aaron Amadi-Holloway

13 July 2018

Gaffer reflects on the signing of Aaron Amadi-Holloway from Oldham Athletic

Shrewsbury Town boss John Askey is delighted to have brought in powerful forward Aaron Amadi-Holloway from Oldham Athletic.

Amadi-Holloway, 25, joins for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal and will add depth to the Town forward line.

Aaron is a player that John has been looking at for a while and he believes he is capable of making an impact at League One level.

“He’s different to what we have got,” said Askey. “He’s a player who can get a hold of the ball.

“He’s big and strong and will enable us to play and get up the park, pretty similar to what Carlton (Morris) was last year.

“He’s big and strong and obviously you need that in this league at times so we are looking forward to working with him.

“He has got a lot of ability and hopefully we can bring out more.”

Askey feels that this move will be pivotal for the striker as he will be in search of a more consistent record in front of goal.

“I don’t think he has fulfilled his potential yet,” the gaffer said. “He needs a run of games and hopefully it will get his confidence going.

“I think he could be a very good player and hopefully he can push on, he has got the ability to play higher, hopefully he can show that at Shrewsbury.

“If they play at a certain level when they’re young it’s hard to get going.

“Sometimes they need to drop down to get a lot of games and then they come good as you have seen with a lot of the Shrewsbury players.

“Aaron hasn’t done that, he’s stayed at a really good level so hopefully at Shrewsbury he can hit the ground running and get the games that needs.

“Sometimes it takes a little bit of luck to get you going because he’s certainly shown he’s got the ability to do it, he’s got the attributes to do so.

“All we can do is work with him, work on his movement and hopefully that can improve him and his goals ratio will go up.”


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