Shrewsbury Town poised to learn Bryn Morris' future
Shrewsbury Town are set to discover whether Bryn Morris will commit to the club within the next 24 hours.
The midfielder, who arrived from then-Premier League outfit Middlesbrough in January, has been the subject of negotiation this summer after he was part of a quartet offered fresh terms at the beginning of May.
Shaun Whalley, Mat Sadler and Shaun Rowley all agreed new deals but Morris, 21, has been abroad on a close-season holiday. It is understood Morris was meeting boss Paul Hurst for discussions on the deal when he arrived back to the UK.
The Hartlepool-born ex-Boro schoolboy shot through the ranks at The Riverside and made his debut as a 16-year-old in 2013 before his progresses was stunted following unsuccessful loans.
He made the move to leave the north-east on a permanent basis in January, signing a six-month contract with Town where he featured 13 times helping Town avoid the League One drop, catching the eye in the process.
Hurst has previously been optimistic when talking about sealing the signature of the middle man. The Greenhous Meadow chief revealed he had received 'positive vibes' from Morris' party and that talks were progressing.
Morris is said to have found settling in the area comfortable, was grateful of the opportunity handed to him by Shrewsbury and delighted with the training levels and care given by Town's management team.
Should the ex-England youth international, who captained his country at under-20 level, agree terms with Shrewsbury it will act as a coup and a real boost in Hurst's summer shopping.
He will join Jon Nolan as a central midfield capture, meaning that despite Gary Deegan's departure, Town have stiff competition with fans' favourite Abu Ogogo also vying for a place.
Should Town lose out on Morris' signing, due to the player being offered a contract and under the age of 24, a compensation figure will be payable to Town.
Alongside Nolan, who Hurst had courted since arriving at the club last October having previously managed him at Grimsby Town, Town have completed signings of forwards Arthur Gnahoua and Lenell John-Lewis.
Hurst has said he was keen to secure players in every position when admitting he targeted around a dozen new faces this summer.
The club would like as many new additions before they jet off to Portugal at the beginning of July.