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Langmead and Dunfield leaving Town

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Shrewsbury Town were today hit with a double whammy - with two of their first team regulars set to depart just a week after he took over. Shrewsbury Town were today hit with a double whammy - with two of their first team regulars set to depart just a week after he took over. Defender Kelvin Langmead, the club's longest-serving player, is on the verge of a move to League One side Peterborough United. And Canadian Terry Dunfield will be allowed to leave after expressing his desire to move on in order to further his international ambitions. The news is a blow for boss Graham Turner, though he insists he does not want to retain players who do not want to be at the club. Read more in today's Shropshire Star

Shrewsbury Town were today hit with a double whammy - with two of their first team regulars set to depart just a week after he took over.

Defender Kelvin Langmead, the club's longest-serving player, is on the verge of a move to League One side Peterborough United.

And Canadian Terry Dunfield will be allowed to leave after expressing his desire to move on in order to further his international ambitions.

The news is a blow for boss Graham Turner, though he insists he does not want to retain players who do not want to be at the club.

Langmead is now in talks with Peterborough, who have already signed Town striker Dave Hibbert this summer, with a fee having been agreed.

"In a meeting with the chairman, Kelvin Langmead strongly expressed a desire to move on and play at a higher level," Turner revealed.

"I was unable to contact him but spoke to his agent who confirmed that the player wished to move on, as they were aware of interest from Peterborough United and opportunities like this didn't come along very often."

On Dunfield, the Town chief was more scathing — hitting out at the player and the Canada coach Stephen Hart for the way they have handled the matter.

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"Terry has been away on international duty with Canada, during which time the international manager apparently told him that to be considered for further international recognition he needed to be playing at a higher level, preferably somewhere in Europe," Turner revealed.

"I was far from happy with the player basically implying this club and English League Two football was not good enough for him.

"I am also unhappy with the Canadian coach, who supposedly advised him to look for a new club.

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"Some years ago, as a young manager I was given a sound piece of advice by one of the best English managers of all time.

"The game is hard enough when players want to play for you, when they don't, get them out as quickly as possible."

By CHRIS HUDSON

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