Goalkeeper Steve Arnold has made the switch to join Sky Bet League Two side Northampton Town on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The move has come around after Steve expressed a desire to move to a club nearer to his home for family reasons.
Steve spoke to the club at the end of the season, everyone understood his desire to move and have helped him to achieve the move.
Shrewsbury Town manager Sam Ricketts spoke to ShrewsWeb to explain the reasons behind the decision.
“Steve came to see me at the end of the season saying that he had really enjoyed the season but for family reasons he wondered if we could do something to help him get back nearer to home”, said Steve.
“As a club what we have done is try and help him, we all want to play football and enjoy that but you also need to be happy family wise away from the field.
“Steve has enjoyed his time with the club and everything about it but unfortunately location wise wasn’t working for him and he’s got a move nearer to home.”
In football lots of factors come into players decisions into why they might want to move away from the club. Steve’s decision is down to that desire to get back closer to his family down South.
“We certainly didn’t want Steve to go and I was looking forward to him being here next season but these things sometimes happen”, said Sam.
“Sometimes we have to look after the person, the human being and the footballer and this is a case where we have been able to help.
“We wish Steve all the best for all of his hard work here and leaves with nothing but fond memories from myself and the staff.”
Steve’s move now leave’s Town with young keeper Cam Gregory under contract and a contract offer on the table for Reice Charles-Cook. This means Sam and his staff are looking to strengthen in the position.
“Obviously that leaves us light in that area and we will be looking to recruit”, said Sam.
“Like any position we are looking to get the best players we can and look forward to getting some fresh faces in who can bring some quality into that area.”