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Sam On Moro Retirement From Playing

18 October 2019

Club News

Sam On Moro Retirement From Playing

18 October 2019

Shrewsbury Town can confirm that Steve Morison has announced his retirement from playing, and now moves into a new coaching role with Northampton Town.

Steve joined the club over the summer and has brought a wealth of experience to a young Town squad.

He made eight appearances for Town from the start of the season, but the addition of Callum Lang and Jason Cummings, as well as the other striking options of Fejiri Okenabirhie, Dan Udoh and Shaun Whalley, has seen his chances limited in recent weeks.

He passed his UEFA Pro Licence recently and has now been offered the opportunity to move into a coaching role.

Town manager Sam Ricketts spoke to ShrewsWeb to explain the decision to let Steve move on.

"An opportunity has come up for Moro to progress into the next stage of his career", said Sam.

"He has done all of his coaching badges and his Pro Licence and wants to move into that field.

"Something has come up, and we don't want to stand in the way of him doing that."

Sam and Moro have been on coaching courses for several years as they progressed through the UEFA badges. Sam could see that Moro's future would see him move into coaching.

"It is something that he wants to go into, and it was inevitable that he was going to go into it", said Sam.

"It was just a case of when and it's just a case of how things fall that that time is now."

Moro has only been with Town for a short while, but his character and experience have helped the Town squad to push on.

"Moro is a great guy and has valuable experience of coming through from non-league to the Premier League and playing International football", said Sam.

"He has been good at passing that experience onto the players, and if they only pick up one thing from him, then it's been a great learning curve for the players.

"They are inspiring to push on in their journey, and Moro has already been on that journey."

Sam believes that Moro's character will see him do well in coaching roles, and in management, if he chooses to go down that route.

"He has seen everything in football, he's been at the bottom and at the top and thinks about the game a lot", said Sam.

"He has got every attribute and the opportunity to go on and do well, and we wish him all the best.

"I'll naturally stay in touch with him as I know him, and it's a really exciting time for him as he finishes one career and starts another."


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