SHREWS AREN’T TAKING THE MICK
SHREWSBURY boss Micky Mellon moved to reassure fans that the club remains ambitious, despite seeing more young talents leave.
Highly-rated Ryan Woods, 21, who can play in both defence and midfield, joined Brentford on Tuesday for an undisclosed fee, with teenage goalkeeper Harry Lewis also moving on to Premier League Southampton.
August also saw defender Connor Goldson join Brighton, while Josh Ginnelly was snapped up by Burnley.
But while admitting he can do little about those whose heads have been turned, Mellon insists the Shrews are still looking to improve.
“We have to understand where we are in the future. It makes us no less ambitious,” said Mellon. “We just have to accept that if a player wants to go there’s not a great deal we can do about it.
“We have to accept that Shrewsbury is the type of club where we produce talent, but then bigger clubs come and bat their eyelids and we can’t keep them.
“With hard work from the staff and the right mindset, players can thrive. It has been fantastic to watch their progression over the last 18 months. And we hope there’ll be many more.”
AMBITIOUS: Micky Mellon