Shrewsbury Town head-coach Matt Taylor has confirmed the possibility of more transfers before the end of the window next week, but will only move for players who can affect his starting XI, according to reports from The Shropshire Star’s Ollie Westbury.
With the transfer deadline slamming shut at 11pm next Friday, clubs will be frantically trying to add to their squads to have the best chance of getting a decent finish. Shrewsbury Town have been one of the busiest sides this summer in League One, with 10 new players already coming through the door at the Croud Meadow Stadium, as new Director of Football Micky Moore has been working extremely hard behind the scenes for the Salop.
This has led former Walsall manager Taylor to come out and state that there may yet be more additions to the Shrewsbury squad before Friday’s deadline, as they look to go one better than their 12th place finish last season under former boss Steve Cotterill.
What’s Been Said?
In a recent interview, Taylor confirmed that there are funds still available to bring in new players, but will not be going into the transfer market just to up the number of players in the squad.
“That is the brutal truth. I have said there are funds available. What will pop up, I don’t know.
“But anyone that we sign has to affect the starting XI. We are not going to be in the process of signing people for extra numbers.
“I do not see the value in that, both Micky (Moore) and I are of that opinion.
“If I stand here now and I am asked ‘are we going to sign anyone?’ I would say I do not know. I don’t see anyone leaving unless we get an astronomical offer, but again football is a crazy game so things will astound you as some things you just don’t know are going to happen.”
Shrewsbury Town currently sit 12th in the table on six points after winning two games and losing the other two. They are making the long trip up to Fleetwood Town this afternoon for a 3pm kick-off.
Shrewsbury have shown real ambition this summer under the tutelage of Matt Taylor and new Director of Football Micky Moore. The likes of Elliott Bennett and Carl Winchester were re-signed, whilst new signing Taylor Perry has shown promise since joining the Salop. The capture of New Zealand striker Max Mata from Sligo Rovers shows ambition.
I do like that Taylor is taking the strategy of only moving for players who can break into his starting XI – as it makes the current eleven want to fight for their places – and who doesn’t like a bit of friendly competition?