Former Shrewsbury Town favourite Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was left fuming after his fiancee was allegedly ordered out of the players’ lounge on his return to the Greenhous Meadow.
Cansdell-Sherriff was making his first visit back to Shrewsbury after leaving in the summer to join League One rivals Preston North End. The defender took to Twitter to voice his displeasure at the treatment of his fiancee, Clare Jeffreys.
Nobody from the club was available to comment on the matter today.
Writing on Twitter in the early hours today, Cansdell-Sherriff said:
Disgraced my misses was kicked out of the Greenhous meadow tonight. She's done nothing wrong.So Petty.
— Shane Sherriff (@Shane10112) August 22, 2012
In reply to current Town defender Reuben Hazell, who asked what had happened, Cansdell-Sherriff tweeted: “Hi Reu, because we don’t belong there anymore. Funny how other wives got through from our team.”
Speaking today, he said: “Clare was able to watch the game but she was asked to leave the players lounge.
“After the game she had to wait in the car park. I was really disappointed by it.”
In one tweet to Hazell, Cansdell-Sherriff said: “...she was sat having a Brew with Marv and Matt’s girl and was pointed at and told to leave. So angry.”
Town fans on Twitter voiced their disappointment at his claims.
Shrews supporter Jonnie Ashley tweeted: “You served us brilliantly for years, so thank u, shame club did that. The fans here will alw-ays love you and respect you.”
Martin James, community development manager at Shrewsbury Town, said: "The situation is that Shane Cansdell-Sherriff and Nicky Wroe were made very welcome yesterday."But the players lounge is for home players and their families only.
"I think Shane's partner was politely asked to leave that bar because it was for the home players.
"No offence was intended."
Cansdell-Sherriff was Town’s longest-serving player before his summer move, having joined the club in 2008. He returned last night as captain of Preston and saw his side lose 1-0.
He played a key role in Town’s promotion last season and was offered a new deal by Town boss Graham Turner, but decided to leave.