Shrewsbury Town are thrilled to announce Travis Hernes has signed his first professional contract with the club.
The midfielder, who made his league debut in our victory over Cheltenham on Saturday, has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the Croud Meadow.
A graduate of our academy, Travis made his Town debut in the EFL Trophy last season – marking the occasion with a wonderful goal against Wolves.
And the 17-year-old has made a big impression on director of football Micky Moore and head coach Matt Taylor over the past few months - with Travis impressing in our recent pre-season friendlies.
Travis said: “I feel so blessed to sign my first professional contract and get the opportunity to play for this club.
“A lot has changed for me over the past few months. It’s obviously a different level of training with the first team compared to training with the academy – but I feel like I have adapted well.
“Matt (Taylor) has already done a lot for me, he’s helped me develop a lot and I really appreciate that.
“It’s only been five weeks we’ve been working together, but out of possession he has helped me a lot – he has given me a better tactical understanding of the game.”
Director of football Micky Moore said: “Travis is a young player with plenty of potential.
“He has done really well in pre-season and I really like how he has performed and handled himself around senior players.
“I’ve spoken about trying to create a pathway for our own players when they are good enough – and Travis falls into that category.
“He is now seen as one of our midfielders for the forthcoming season and I believe he has the ability, the mentality and physicality to make an impact for us this year.
“We have signed him on a long-term contract to also give him time to develop and progress – he is a player that we believe has got a very bright future.”