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Scott Golbourne Joins Town

30 January 2019

The experienced defender joins Town on a short term deal until the end of the season.

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to have completed the signing of defender Scott Golbourne on a short term deal until the end of the season

Scott joins the club after impressing the management during time training with the squad.

 The experienced defender joins up with Sam Ricketts and is looking forward to getting started.

 “I am delighted to be signing,” said Scott. “I am really pleased to get back into a club and to have come here.

 “This is a club that I have always heard good things about – having a connection with a few guys at Wolves who are from Shrewsbury.

 “I am really pleased to be here and I am excited to get going, as I have been out of the game for a while.

 “I was pleasantly surprised when I first came in. I had played at the stadium before and have been impressed but the training ground is a good set up.

 “The training facilities are good and the gym, so I was quite pleased. It was nice to get back training and playing football.

 “There is a good group of lads here, so it has been really good so far. The guys work hard and there is a really good group here.

 “I feel with one or two adjustments we could be a very, very good team. “

 The defender is looking forward to working with his former teammate Sam Ricketts and feels the club are a good fit for him.

 “Sam is an ex-teammate of mine,” said Scott. “I always felt that he would have good ideas when he went into coaching.

 “You could see that already when he was at Wolves. He was kind of like a coach then, albeit still a player.

 “Sam was a big factor. As I have got older I am quite big on character – I like to work with people I really respect.

 “That was a big factor in me coming here. Sam would tell you what he expected of you when he was a player and I expect him to do the same as a manager now.

 “It helps, having clear instructions and clear expectations definitely help.”

Sam Ricketts expressed his delight regarding Golbourne joining the club. 

"Scott has got a lot of experience. He's obviously played at high level in the Championship, his experience can help the squad. 

"He's a good character and just what we need in terms of his level of professionalism. 

"He's 30 which is by no means old, we've seen him in training the last couple of weeks and he can still do it. he's a very neat and tidy player, he knows how to handle certain parts of the game. That experience is vital for us. 

"We need options, it's a squad game and probably where we have found ourselves recently an awful lot of the same players have been playing nearly every game. It's been a relentless time period with two games a week. We haven't been able to switch the team up so Scott gives us another option." 



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