New Shrewsbury Town manager, Micky Mellon, yesterday released seven players following their relegation from the Sky Bet League One, according to the Shropshire Star.
Mellon was appointed as Town boss on Monday, but has immediately stamped his authority on the squad, which now only consists of eleven players.
“I am going to have to put together a whole new squad and try to get it to hit the ground running as much as possible” said Mellon
The seven players that were told they would not be offered a new contract this week consisted of goalkeeping duo Joe Anyon and Chris Weale, and first team outfielders Asa Hall, Joe Jacobson, Alex McQuade, Paul Parry and Luke Summerfield, all of which have played an active part in Shrewsbury Town’s relegation from a League One this season.
Interestingly, Shrewsbury Town are still in negotiations with Tom Bradshaw and Connor Goldson over new contracts to keep them at the Greenhous Meadow. Bradshaw has almost made 100 appearances for Town at the age of 21, and even has 8 caps for Wales’ Under 21 side, so it comes as no surprise that Mellon is keen to the Shrewsbury-born striker at the club as they look for an immediate return to League One football.
Eight players were given new deals in preparation for the new campaign for Shrewsbury Town. These include Aaron Wildig and former Millwall man Tamika Mkandawire, who featured for most of this season at the Greenhous Meadow.