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Salop snap up Elliot Thorpe

12 July 2023

Club News

Salop snap up Elliot Thorpe

12 July 2023

We are thrilled to announce Elliot Thorpe has completed a season-long loan move from Premier League Luton Town.

The 22-year-old right wing-back – who can also play in central midfield - has previously worked with head coach Matt Taylor during a two-year cross-over at Tottenham Hotspur's academy.

'Thorpey' is the fifth player to put pen to paper at Salop this summer following the signings of Michael Parker, Morgan Feeney, Carl Winchester and Elliott Bennett.

Born in Cambridgeshire, Elliot started off in Cambridge United's academy before being snapped up by Spurs. He progressed through their academy and went on to make 20 appearances in Premier League 2, scoring three goals.

He then transferred to Luton Town in 2022 and spent the first half of last season on loan at Burton Albion.

SPEAKING AFTER SIGNING, ELLIOT SAID:

"I'm very happy to be here, it's good to see everyone.

"I've been here for a couple of hours meeting everyone and I'm delighted to be here and I can't wait to get going.

"They're a very welcoming group. Obviously, the gaffer has been very good with me, I've met most of the staff and the lads look good! They've let me know I missed a tough day today so I'm in for it tomorrow!

"When I knew of interest from the head coach I spoke to him and my agent. 

"Shrewsbury is a big club, a solid club and I wanted to get it done as early as possible, get a feel for the place, be in and around the lads and just get going as quick as I can really.

"The games are going to come thick and fast when the season starts so yeah, I was really happy and wanted to get it done quickly."

HEAD COACH MATT TAYLOR SAID:

"Elliot can play in a number of different positions and will give us real balance on the right-hand side of the pitch. 

"He is young and he fits the profile that Micky (director of football Micky Moore) spoke about at the beginning of pre-season. 

"He is now at a stage in his career where he has to push on having had a loan last season. 

"I think he is the correct type of person and I’m excited for the fans to see his ability and his desire to ensure this season is the best of his career. 

"He is a very good addition to an already very talented group of players."

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