Brian Caldwell praises fans for their efforts across the season
Shrewsbury Town Chief Executive Brian Caldwell is looking to capitalise on this season’s success by getting more people to come down and support the team.
On the pitch Town finished 3rd in League One and despite losing out in Sunday’s Play-Off Final, the season can still be judged as a huge success having been favourites for relegation.
Meanwhile, a number of initiatives are also beginning to take shape off the pitch and Brian believes that working closely with the Supporters’ Parliament could lead to an increase in attendances next season.
“We’ve got the safe standing coming in and there’s a lot of positives from that”, said Caldwell.
“The Supporters’ Parliament guys going out last week to paint the town blue and amber was fantastic and it was great to see so many businesses support that.
“We’ve obviously increased the home attendances over the course of the season due to the success of the team. We’ve had some really good crowds here and some unbelievable atmospheres. The Charlton game is one that will live long in my memory and it’s just about trying to continue that.
“We’ve got to try and make sure more local people come along and support their local team rather than looking at some of the bigger clubs an hour or two away. That’s always going to be a battle, to try and get more young people to come along, but hopefully the likes of the safe standing initiative will help.
“I think we’ve got a really good relationship between the Supporters’ Parliament and the Football Club, and I think we are a close unit now, and we will all work hard and strive for the best for this Football Club.”