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Fletch’s Thoughts Ahead Of the New Season

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Well, what an exciting season this promises to be for everyone connected with Shrewsbury Town. This season, the club will be back, after an absence of 15 years, in League One. Being a lifelong supporter myself, I can’t wait for the big kick-off in the league at Sheffield United.

If the prospect of League One football at the Greenhous Meadow isn’t enough to whet your appetite, then surely some of the teams we are scheduled to play has to entice you down to see the lads. Preston,

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Sheffield United,
Crawley,
Stevenage,
Coventry and
Doncaster are just some of the eye-catching fixtures for the Town this year. Who in their right mind would want to miss a game?
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I have to say I’m impressed with some of the talent and names that Graham Turner has bought in over the summer. Although I’m sure I wasn’t the only one that was slightly concerned with the amount of vital players from the 2011-12 season that left. The departures that shocked me the most had to be those of Nicky Wroe, Ian Sharps, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff and James Collins. The latter of which wrote his name into the Town history books by scoring the crucial, winning goal that sealed our promotion from League Two. The capture’s of Asa Hall, Paul Parry, Darren Jones and Rob Purdie are certainly not ones to be dismissed, as they could provide the strength and player diversity needed to survive at the next level.

League Prediction
I feel that with the squad that Turner has put together we are more than capable of surviving our first season in League One for 15 years. Therefore my end of season position prediction is Mid-Table/Top half of table.

I’d like to wish all the best to the players that left us at the end of last season.

Breathe on ‘em Salop!

Fletch

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