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Sam Ricketts On Ebanks-Landell

29 May 2019

Club News

Sam Ricketts On Ebanks-Landell

29 May 2019

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of Ethan Ebanks-Landell on a three-year deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year old defender has been with Wolves since he was an 8 year old. He’s had loan spells with Bury, Sheffield United, MK Dons and Rochdale and won two League One promotions during his career.

Shrewsbury Town manager Sam Ricketts played with Ethan during his time at Wolves and is now looking forward to having him as part of his Town side.

“Ethan is a player that I’ve known for a time and one with a proven track record. He’s had two promotions and played a lot of games and has proven quality”, said Sam.

“It’s a really great aquistion for the club especially on the length of contract we have managed to sign him on.

“Hopefully for now and for seasons to come he will become a backbone of the side.”

With Ethan joining on a three-year deal it highlights the long term planning that Sam and his staff are currently doing.

“We are in the process of trying to implement plans and a way going forward to sustain success for the club”, said Sam.

“We are trying to build continuity in the side which lasts for years.

“What we are trying to grow to ideally is to be pushing at the top half of League One every year.”

Ethan was still was under contract at Wolves and Town have signed him on a undisclosed fee. This shows the backing the club are giving Sam as he looks to push the club on.

“Ethan wasn’t out of contract at Wolves, he had another year of his contract to run”, said Sam.

“It is a really big coup for us that he has agreed to come and buy into what we are doing here.

“We are at the start of what we are trying to achieve here, a long term plan for long term success.

“Ethan has bought into that and in what we are trying to do and we are delighted to get this deal over the line.”

Sam is starting to bring in his own players as he looks to build his squad and with Ethan coming in he hopes he can bring his experience to the Town defence.

“What we are trying to do is bring good quality into the building and Ethan fits that”, said Sam.

“He’s mid twenties in age, has two promotions on his CV but he is still young in terms of his own career to push on and grown and improve.

“We are lucky to have him at the perfect age where he is experienced compared to some of the lads who will be around him.

“At the same time I’m pushing on to kick on and improve again.”


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