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Shrewsbury Town’s new centre back to play for free

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Shrewsbury Town defender Anthony Gerrard has said that he will play for nothing to re-ignite his career once again.

Gerrard is to play for free

Gerrard is to play for free

Gerrard, 29,  joined the League One club on non-contract terms after being released by Huddersfield in the summer.

The ex-Cardiff City defender had trouble finding a club over the summer after being without a club for five months, before his move to Shropshire.

Anthony Gerrard told BBC Radio Shropshire: “Money is the furthest thing from my mind. I just want to re-establish myself.”

Anthony is the cousin to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who is now playing in the MLS with LA Galaxy.

Generous footballers are hard to come by these days. Many sporting icons are earning hundreds of thousands pounds every single week.

There are only a minority of high profile players, who have played for free such as Tom Soares, who agreed to play for free in a bid to earn a contract after joining Bury in November 2012.

Many critics believe that football is all about money; however some players go that one step further to prove those critics wrong.

When the former England captain, David Beckham joined Paris St-Germain on a five-month contract in January 2013, he donated his £1 million salary to charity.

Shrewsbury fans….. What do you think of Gerrard’s attitude to restart his career? Should he start being paid if he produces good performances? Should more footballers that have been left in the dark play for free? Let us know below!

Multimedia reporter for William Reed Business Media in Crawley. Looking to eventually become a sports journalist. Contact: ashley.g.williams@hotmail.co.uk Twitter: @AshleyGWill

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