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12 May 2021

12 players move on from Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club can confirm 12 players have left Montgomery Waters Meadow following the expiration of their contracts.

Ten Salop players remain in contract with the Club and two individuals have been offered new terms to remain with Steve Cotterill and his team for the following campaign. See the full list below.

In contract:

  • Harry Burgoyne
  • Cameron Gregory
  • Aaron Pierre
  • Shaun Whalley
  • Ollie Norburn
  • Rekeil Pyke
  • Josh Vela
  • Nathanael Ogbeta
  • Josh Daniels
  • Ethan Ebanks-Landell

Offered new terms:

  • Daniel Udoh
  • Matthew Pennington

Returned to parent club:

  • Matija Sarkic
  • Harry Chapman

Released:

  • Scott Golbourne
  • David Edwards
  • Ro-Shaun Williams
  • Sean Goss
  • Ryan Sears
  • Brad Walker
  • Donald Love
  • Curtis Main
  • David Davis
  • James Rowland
  • Ryan Barnett
  • Leon Clarke

Town Manager Steve Cotterill thanked the Town squad and acknowledged all of the hard work from his players during a testing and difficult season.

On the lads let go:

"It's one of the toughest decisions you have to make at the end of the season, especially when the boys have done so well to keep us in the division. I have had some tough days over the last few months but this has certainly been one of the toughest.

"Explaining to the lads that we aren't moving forward with them isn't easy. I've had all of the lads in today, spoke to all of them, and apologised to them for not being there over the last few months. I thanked them all for what they've done for the Football Club whilst I haven't been there.

"I do feel that it's time for a fresh approach here and I also think the decisions I've made are the right ones for the Football Club going forward. I will never forget that group of lads. I have never spoken to a group of lads from my hospital bed. I was so pleased with what they have given to me and the Football Club. That group of lads should never be forgotten. I wish all of them all the best in their careers. I've had a really difficult day today, to be honest - it hasn't been an enjoyable one."

On the new deals offered:

“I think Matthew Pennington has been an excellent professional since he walked through the door. He had a bit of a wobbly start but hadn’t played a lot of football if you look at him in the last 18 months.

“He has progressed, he’s still a young boy, whether we agree on terms or not I haven’t got the answers to that yet. It’s always handy when you can get a few more goals which we’ve seen from Aaron Pierre and how important his goals have been. Matthew Pennington has managed to make that a little forte of his own of late which I’m pleased with.

“Dan Udoh is still a young boy that has plenty of learning to do. I’ve seen lots of improvement in his game. The one area of his game he needs to improve on is his goals, he knows that.

“Sometimes that can drop in a season, but because of his age and his willingness to learn, I’m hoping come the start of next season, Dan is with us.  We need to agree on terms firstly, but going forward he’s certainly someone I wanted to give another opportunity to.”

On Shaun Whalley remaining with Town:

“It’s been known now for a while that Shaun triggered another year In his contract when he played 28 games. He’s been a fantastic servant to the football club to date and I don’t anticipate that changing. He’s a fit boy. Whether he starts every game next season, we don’t know. We won't know the answer to that until we come back in pre-season. What I can say is, he’s deservedly got another year because of what he’s done this year.”

Shrewsbury Town would like to place on record our appreciation to all individuals who have represented Salop and would like to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication during their stay in Shropshire.

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