Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce that midfielder Ollie Norburn has agreed to a new improved 3-year deal with the club.
The new deal has been worked on over recent weeks and today Ollie put pen to paper on the new deal that runs until 2022.
Ollie joined last summer for an undisclosed fee and went on to make 49 appearances last term. He cemented a place in the Town midfield and was given the on-field captain’s armband by manager Sam Ricketts.
In recent weeks there has been speculation on social media and in the press linking Ollie with a move away from Town. Ollie is pleased to sign the new deal which will keep him at Town until 2022.
“I’m delighted it’s got done and will end recent speculation”, said Ollie.
“It means I’m going to continue to be a Shrewsbury Town player for the upcoming and next few seasons.”
Last season saw Ollie make the step from the National League Conference to Sky Bet League One. His performances over the season put him on a number of clubs radar but Ollie found it easy to commit his future to Town.
“It was good last season but personally I think there is more to come from me”, said Ollie.
“Last season was my first in Sky Bet League One so to be linked with other teams is nice.
“Talking to the Gaffer, Brian and the Chairman they know how much I have enjoyed my time here and know that I want to kick on.
“When there is supposed interest from other clubs things can get messy but the Gaffer, Brian and the Chairman made it clear they didn’t want to lose me.
“It was an easy decision to make, one that I am happy about and I want to thank the Gaffer.
“I’m now looking forward to getting fit over pre-season, looking forward to the new season and having a good year.”
Last season Town fell short of where we would have wanted to end in the Sky Bet League One table. This season Ollie believes Town can build a platform to build on and have a good season.
“Last season we didn’t reach the heights that we wanted to reach”, said Ollie.
“With this pre-season the gaffer can really implement what he wants us to do in terms of playing style, additions in the changing room, good characters and create something onto which we can build on.
“Last season we kept clear of relegation but we won’t be looking at being anywhere near there this season.
“It is a big season for everyone, everyone is hungry and the lads are looking good and are raring to go.”
Town have been back at pre-season training for over a week now and it has been hard work at Sundorne. That work will continue this week before a change of scenery next and a trip to Portugal which Ollie thinks will help the squad.
“It’s been good so far and the big thing we want this season is to have a good changing room with good characters in there and good lads”, said Ollie.
“We are all working hard and I think we are going to have a decent year.
“Training has been hard so far but has also been very good.
“It will be nice and warm in Portugal but will also be very tough and with a game over there.
“It will be another good week to build up our fitness levels and get ready for the start of the season.
“It’s a long pre-season of hard work but I can’t wait for us to be raring to go come the first game of the season.”