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Getting to know Leon Clarke

28 September 2020


Getting to know Leon Clarke

28 September 2020

Get to know new Town striker Leon Clarke.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club bolstered the attacking options last week with the addition of experienced forward Leon Clarke.

The striker joined Town following on from leaving Premier League outfit Sheffield United earlier in the summer.

Clarke is pleased to have joined the Club and underlined his desire to have a successful season with his new team in Shropshire.

On joining the Club:

“I am really happy to be here. Last season there was an opportunity for me to come here but it didn’t quite materialise as everyone wanted it to. This time the move happened quite naturally.

“I’ve kept myself in good shape and now I just want to work hard. All strikers set goal targets and I have got a number in mind that I want to reach but I’ll keep that to myself.”

On what he can bring to the team:

“First and foremost, I want to work hard for the team and help Shrewsbury get some good results – we want to push forwards in the league. Being a striker as well, you want to score goals.

“All strikers are judged on goals. If you aren’t scoring, people are going to have an opinion. First and foremost, it’s about helping the team get some really good results. Secondly, it’s contributing goals.”

On his first impressions of the Club:

“After just a couple of days here, I told the Gaffer I was quite surprised with the facilities here. I’ve never been here before but I was surprised at how nice the facilities are.

“It has been easy to come in and work with the team straight away, the Gaffer has a really good group. Everyone is really nice and polite – they have all welcomed me well. Everyone wants to work hard, so it has been really nice. There are people here who I have played with before and that has made it easier.

“The fans can expect a lot of hard work from me. I want to help the team get some good results and hopefully I can get a lot of goals if possible.”

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