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Outgoing Jack Grimmer says thanks to the Shrewsbury faithful

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Outgoing Shrewsbury fans' favourite Jack Grimmer has thanked Town fans for their support and insisted the club will move onwards and upwards under Paul Hurst.

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The full-back made 58 appearances in his three loan spells in Shropshire, becoming one of the more familiar members of the squad despite never signing a permanent Greenhous Meadow deal.

The Scot was favoured for having a strong affinity with the supporters and the area, and played his part in Town's League Two promotion as well as helping the club survive for consecutive League One seasons.

He is one of six loanees returning to their parent clubs this summer, where his contract with Fulham comes to an end.

The 23-year-old said: "It's a sad time. I think I was 20 when I first went to play here, they were different times then in getting us out of League Two and, although I haven't played as much, I'm still happy to have been involved in League Two success and keeping us in League One again.

"You want to show that even though you're a loan player, you still care about the club and want them to do well. You really put the effort in and they've seen that.

"I'll definitely always be looking out for the club's results. Whenever I'm playing against them it'll be tough and very weird, especially at the Meadow.

"I'd like say thank you for all the support over the time. They've never been shy to voice their backing for me. Even the support when I was in and out of the team – they still stuck by me and I got a good cheer when I went back in.

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"I hope I repaid them with my effort and performances and hopefully I'll see them soon."

Grimmer was in and out of Hurst's first-team after the boss' appointment earlier in the season.

He added: "I definitely see positive times ahead. Everyone's seen what's happened since Paul and Doigy have come in and if they'd have been there all season with that form we'd have been above mid-table.

"Now he's able to properly stamp his authority on the squad, it's definitely onwards and upwards."

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Trainee Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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