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Chris Doig: Shrewsbury Town's summer business 'slowly coming together'

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Assistant boss Chris Doig insists Shrewsbury Town's summer business is slowly coming together, adding: "there's a lot we still want yet to be done."

Chris Doig

Salop have completed three deals over the close season so far, signing Arthur Gnahoua, Lenell John-Lewis and Jon Nolan.

Boss Paul Hurst has previously spoke about around 10 or 12 being brought in into the club, while recruitment administrator Adam Henshall recently warned there is going to be 'quite a big turnover'.

And Doig believes once pre-season training starts, on Friday, the rate of incomings should speed up.

He said: "It's slowly coming together. It's a case of waiting on things that we're able to move on.

"There's been a couple of things that we have not been able to make happen. But that will happen every summer.

"It's a game of patience and I'm sure if you speak to every manager and coach up and down the country they'll say the same thing.

"I always find that a week or week-and-a-half into pre-season things seem to go up a bit.

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"A lot of things nowadays don't seem to happen until pre-season starts and during it.

"There's no panic on our side. There's obviously a lot of business that we still want yet to be done, if we're capable of doing it.

"It's a slow process but we've got to be patient."

In terms of the three players bought in so far, ex-Kidderminster Harriers man Gnahoua and former Grimsby Town hotshot John-Lewis are both forwards while Nolan, signed from Chesterfield, is a central

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midfielder.

Hurst and Doig are keen to not overload the squad with similar players, but strike up a good blend of young players with a point to prove and experienced heads who will prove vital on and off the pitch as Town look to go much better in League One.

Doig has assured supporters that plenty of work will be put into making sure any fresh face fits the bill, and said: "It'll be as it goes.

"It's never been the case of bringing somebody in for the sake of it.

"We'll only bring someone to the football club if we think it's right for the team and for us."

He added: "We won't be panicked into making decisions or doing anything if we don't think it's right.

"It will only be done if it's purely and simply in the best interests of Shrewsbury Town."

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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