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Shrewsbury Town sign Wycombe's Matt Harrold

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Shrewsbury Town have moved to strengthen their firepower - sealing a deal for former Wycombe Wanderers striker Matt Harrold. Shrewsbury Town have moved to strengthen their firepower - sealing a deal for former Wycombe Wanderers striker Matt Harrold. The 25-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the Greenhous Meadow and becomes boss Graham Turner's fourth summer signing. Harrold played a part in yesterday's 4-2 defeat to Birmingham City in a behind closed doors friendly against the Premier League club. And he will now join his new team-mates for the trip to Devon for the Joma South West Challenge Cup.

Shrewsbury Town have moved to strengthen their firepower - sealing a deal for former Wycombe Wanderers striker Matt Harrold.

The 25-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the Greenhous Meadow and becomes boss Graham Turner's fourth summer signing.

Harrold played a part in yesterday's 4-2 defeat to Birmingham City in a behind closed doors friendly against the Premier League club.

And he will now join his new team-mates for the trip to Devon for the Joma South West Challenge Cup.

The 6ft 1ins marksman made 77 appearances for Wycombe, scoring 22 goals, and has also had spells with Brentford, Yeovil and Southend.

He has spent part of the summer on trial with Swedish second tier side Örgryte Idrottsällskap and also had a host of English clubs chasing his signature.

"He's a player that I've admired for some time," said a delighted Turner.

"He's big, strong and holds the ball up well — and he chips in with a few goals.

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"He's a good target man and I'm pleased to get him on board.

"We beat off a lot of competition to get him — he's still ambitious and he liked what he saw when he came up to see us."

Training

Harrold got a 45-minute run-out in yesterday's friendly at Birmingham's Wast Hills training ground.

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Lewis Neal and Benjamin van den Broek were on target for Shrewsbury, with Turner declaring himself happy with the exercise.

"It went extremely well," he said. "It was a good workout in terms of fitness and passing.

"I was pleased with some of the attacking play and we got a couple of goals.

"Birmingham looked after us extremely well," he added. "If we want to go back for loan players at any stage then we've got a good relationship with them."

l Ex-Town coach Stuart Delaney has followed former boss Paul Simpson to Stockport County, where he has been appointed youth team coach.

By CHRIS HUDSON

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