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Matthew Pennington reflects on signing for Salop

27 May 2021


Matthew Pennington reflects on signing for Salop

27 May 2021

Matthew Pennington shares his thoughts on signing for Salop permanently.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club were delighted to welcome Matthew Pennington back to the Club as the defender made his loan move permanent.

The 26-year-old joined the Club on loan six months ago but has signed a two-year deal with the Club following his exit from Premier League outfit Everton.

The defender made 20 appearances in all competition for the Shrews last campaign as he helped Town secure Sky Bet League One football this campaign.

Matthew is delighted to have signed permanent terms in Shropshire and shared his thoughts on making the transition.

On joining Salop:

"I am really pleased to be a Town player," said Pennington. "It was really nice to get it done early, and I am really excited for the season ahead. It will be good to enjoy my holiday and come back refreshed to start again.

"I have been out on loan not knowing where I'm going to be in the last few years. For me to be settled and know where I'm going to be permanently is pleasing. The last six months of knowing the Club, knowing the Gaffer and living in the area has been positive.

"The Gaffer is a big factor in why I wanted to stay here. He's brilliant and he will only improve me which is something I'm looking to do. I always strive to be better, and I think the Gaffer will help me do it."

On coming back for pre-season:

"We've had the first two weeks off to shut our bodies down a bit. We have all started running again, and it's all about keeping fit and not putting on too much body fat. We all need to make sure we are ready to go in July.

"I am really excited to see the fans. Football as a whole has missed the fans. As players, we feel the lack of fans when we play. The sport isn't the same without them and I am excited for the opportunity to meet them and play in front of them."


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