Shrewsbury Town are delighted to confirm the signing of defender Aaron Pierre from Northampton Town on a 3-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 26 year old defender was born in London and came through the youth ranks at Brentford before joining Wycombe Wanderers. He moved to Northampton Town in 2017 and gone on to establish him as a mainstay of the Cobblers defence.
Aaron was The Cobbler’s Player of the Season last term and has so far made over 200 appearances in the league and cup during this career.
It’s a move that Town manager Sam Ricketts has been trying to get over the line for while and he’s now pleased to have for the deal done.
“It is a really good signing and a player who we have been chasing for a while now”, said Sam.
“I went and had him watched an awful lot towards the end of last season as he was a player who was in my plans.
“He is a player with a lot of potential, a left sided centre back who comes in to add some real balance to the side and someone we are delighted to have got.
“He is big and strong and can deal with things that are played direct or he can play the ball, he’s good enough to handle that way of playing as well and get the ball moving.”
Aaron is still young at 26 years of age but over this career he has put in over 200 appearances in the Sky Bet League One and Two for Wycombe Wanderers and for Northampton Town so adds a wealth of experience to the Town squad.
“Aaron has played in this league before and played in league two last season.
“He knows the level and what it takes to be successful at this level.
“He was captain for Northampton towards the end of last season so he brings in that level of experience and leadership.
“We can’t have too much leadership, the same as Steve Morison who was captain at Millwall, and we have added another leader to the team.”
The addition of Aaron to the squad gives Sam a number of really good options in his defence in a number of positions.
“We are trying to build up a tight squad but you do need a number of players for different positions”, said Sam.
“We are trying to build up quality and not quantity and Aaron certainly brings that to the team.
“We have got him in at the start of the pre-season which gives us time to get him fit and integrate with the other players.”