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Scott Golbourne Signs New Deal

16 May 2019

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to confirm that Scott Golbourne has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The experienced left-back has put pen to paper committing his future to the club for another two years. 

After signing in January last season, Golbourne impressed manager Sam Ricketts with his consistency in games and soon became a regular in the starting eleven. 

Speaking to Shrewsweb today, Scott expressed how delighted he was to have committed his future to the club and said what an easy decision it was to make. 

"I'm really, really pleased," said Scott. "It was probably something I started to think about early on really. After coming in January I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed working here. 

"It's a good group of lads, a good set up with their own training ground and good gym facilities, little pieces like that all add up. 

"It's definitely a club that can kick on, I think the foundations are in place for the club to compete at a higher level whether that's at the top end of this division or the championship. 

"Wherever I went next in my career I wanted it to be something I could commit to for a good length of time especially after being out of the game for a while last summer. 

"I didn't expect to play so much when I came in, just because I had been out of the game for a while and I wasn't sure how it was going to affect me. I've always backed myself physically but I didn't quite know if it was going to take its toll. 

"I was very fortunate to play as much as I did and it's nice to now get the backing of the club and the manager to put their trust in me. 

"Consistency is something I've always prided myself on throughout my career. I'm all about trying to raise the level marginally every time. I've never wanted to be someone that's good one week and then poor the next week.

"I'm a believer in longevity and being able to meet a standard and then hit that standard every time so my teammates know what to expect from me every time which allows you to build that level of trust." 

Despite Scott's injury which he picked up against Walsall in the last game of the season, Scott is confident he'll be back in time for pre-season. 

"All is well, I should be taking part in the first week of pre-season. It's important for me to get a good pre-season having missed out on one last year. 

"I need it from a tactical perspective and a structural perspective in terms of what we're doing as a team. The manager will really want to implement his way of playing and develop a philosophy."  

Sam Ricketts also spoke to Shrewsweb and expressed how pleased he was to keep Scott at the club. 

"We're really pleased," said Sam. "I think Scott certainly made a big impact when he came in January. 

"It was really hard for Scott who hadn't had a pre-season or a club for the first half of the year so I think his performances were very good considering that. 

"He has great experience and has a great character. He's played at a high level for the vast majority of his career. His level of expertise was vital for the situation we found ourselves in last season.

"Going forward next season we want to improve and Scott has certainly shown that he can add to the team." 

Sam explained why he felt the decision to offer Scott a two-year deal was important for the club.

"We need continuity. We don't want such a big turnover of players all the time. Scott is a player who's local, extremely fit and looks after himself very well so a two-year deal certainly isn't a problem.

"We've got a player who's very reliable. He's a great character on and off the pitch. He provides a great standard in training every day and we've got him tied down for two years which is great."

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