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Taylor Perry | First Interview

24 July 2023

Interviews

Taylor Perry | First Interview

24 July 2023

Taylor Perry sat down with Salop to conduct his first interview as a Shrewsbury Town player

The all-action midfielder, who is from Stourbridge, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Croud Meadow with the option of a further 12 months in the club’s favour. 

Perry, who came through the youth ranks at Wolves, enjoyed a successful loan spell in League One at Cheltenham last season. 

He joins Town following a two-week trial that saw him impress in our recent friendlies against West Brom and Coventry.

Speaking to the club's media, Taylor discussed his trial period, what fans can expect from him and how well he's settled into life at the training ground.

ON SIGNING FOR SHREWSBURY:

"I'm absolutely delighted to finally get it all signed and done and I can't wait to get started.

"I've had experience in this league and I've played Shrewsbury a few times. It's a great club with a lot of history and I think it's a great place for me to be for the next step of my career and to push on.

"My aims are to get as many goals and assists as I can really, that's the main thing for me now. [I want to] keep performing to the levels I know I can.

"I was in League One last season so I want to carry on my performances from last year and hopefully I can push on, get my numbers up, score goals, [get] assists - that's what it's all about."

ON HIMSELF AS A PLAYER:

"I like to think of myself as a box-to-box midfielder. I played deep midfield as well last season but I do like to see myself as a box-to-box player, getting up and down and helping the team both defensively and in attack.

"I've got a lot of energy in midfield, make a lot of forward runs so hopefully I can bring that to the team and show what I'm all about."

ON HIS PERFORMANCE AGAINST COVENTRY:

"I think I did well. I'm still trying to get to terms and get my full fitness up. I've been training for about two weeks so that's coming back now since last season.

"I started a bit later than everyone else but now I've started to get into full training, full games and I'm starting to get my rhythm back now and get up to full sharpness.

"Hopefully I can continue that in the build-up to the new season which starts in just under two weeks now.

"[I've] just got to keep pushing now and get my fitness up."

ON HOW WELL HE'S SETTLED IN:

"As soon as I came in I heard a lot about the lads, heard about how good they are.

"Obviously I already knew a few and they were full of praise for everyone here and I felt really welcome as soon as I got here. 

"The lads are great and I can't wait to play with them all in the near future and for the rest of this season."

ON HIS SHORT-TERM AIMS:

"To keep getting my sharpness up and get back to full fitness.

"I got 70 minutes under my belt the other day as well as the other pre-season friendlies we've had and we've got a couple more to come so yeah, that's the main aim right now.

"Get as many minutes in as I can, get back to full sharpness and be ready for when the season starts."

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