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Mal Benning puts pen to paper on a new two year deal with Shrewsbury

10 May 2024

Club News

Mal Benning puts pen to paper on a new two year deal with Shrewsbury

10 May 2024

Shrewsbury Town are thrilled to confirm Mal Benning has signed a new two year deal at the Croud Meadow.

The left-back first joined Town in August last year and went on to make 46 appearances for the club during the 2023/24 campaign.

Those performances quickly led to Mal becoming a firm fan favourite among Salop supporters.

And we are delighted to confirm he will now remain with the club until the summer of 2026.

On his new deal, Mal said: “I’m over the moon - I feel a great connection with the club.

“I had a bit of a slow start last season but I grew into it the more the season went on.

“I feel at home now, which is massive for me with where I am in my career and I’m thankful to be staying for another two years.

“Once the offer was put on the table, I wanted to get it done as soon as possible. I’ve just had a little one so it fits in with my family life, it’s not far from home.

“I love playing for Shrewsbury Town and it fits every aspect of my life so I couldn’t be happier.”

Head coach Paul Hurst added: "I think just before I returned to the club, Mal really started to show what he is capable of. 

“Then under me and Chris (assistant head coach Chris Doig), he was an ever-present except for the Lincoln game when he was welcoming his first child. 

“He did really well with those performances helping him become a fan favourite. 

“Hopefully our supporters are pleased with this news and see it as a positive start to the close season. 

“Mal can play at left-back and left wing-back so he gives us flexibility. 

“And with him and George Nurse, we now have really good options on the left side of defence. 

“That is us set in that area now.”

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