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Sam Hart On Joining Town

19 January 2020


Sam Hart On Joining Town

19 January 2020

Sam Hart gives his thoughts on joining Town on loan.

Sam Hart put pen-to-paper on a loan deal with The Shrews that sees the left-back spend the rest of the season with Sam Ricketts’ team.

The 23-year-old former Liverpool prospect joins the Club from Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers as Town’s first signing of the transfer window.

The Salop new man was pleased to have joined The Shrews and gave his thoughts on his new challenge after Town’s 2-2 draw with Fleetwood Town.

“It has been a little bit of a whirlwind,” said Sam. “I am really excited to be here and really excited to see what the next couple of months holds. It happened very quickly with Ryan Giles being recalled.

“I got pulled by the Blackburn manager and he asked what are my thoughts on going to Shrewsbury. I thought it would be an amazing move for me. It’s quite local too, so it was perfect – I am excited to get started.

“The lads are a lovely bunch. I have only been around them for 24-hours but it has helped being able to meet them properly. I have really enjoyed being around the group.

“It was good being on the bench for the Fleetwood game. I thought we could have won but seeing the lads out there was good for me. Hopefully I will be in there and involved next week.”

Sam also gave an insight into what The Shrews faithful can expect from the former Southend United loanee. He said: “I don’t really mind where I play as long as I’m on the pitch.

“I am left-footed and I would rather play on the left side but I can play on the right. Whether it’s left wing-back or left-back, I am happy with either. I have played in League One on a couple of occasions. I’m hoping to make a name for myself at Shrewsbury.

“I loved my time at Southend and that was a whirlwind as well. Town playing Liverpool next was the first thing the Gaffer told me at Blackburn, so hopefully I can get the shirt to play.

“It would be amazing to be a part of it as I grew up playing there. To put a shirt on against them would be fantastic for my family and me. I was at Liverpool for around four years and moved on to Blackburn around two years ago.

“I am really excited to hopefully build on something here at Shrewsbury. The League is massively open, so with a couple of wins, we can really push up the table.”

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