Shrewsbury Town sign midfielder Bryn Morris on two-year deal
Shrewsbury Town have made Bryn Morris their fourth signing of the summer by handing him a two-year deal.
The all-action central-midfield player is no stranger to Shrewsbury fans having spent the second-half of last season with the club on a six-month contract.
Town chief Paul Hurst has made no secret of his desire to bring Morris on a more permanent basis this summer.
The 21-year-old joined Shrewsbury from boyhood side Middlesbrough in January and made 13 appearances helping Town stay in League One, catching the eye in the process.
And he is relishing the prospect of a full pre-season’s training with a view to competing in Hurst’s first-team next term.
“The hard work starts tomorrow (at training) and I can’t imagine it’s going to be easy,” said Morris. “The sessions last year were hard but I’m looking forward to it and I’m ready for it.
“I’ve never done a pre-season with another team. It’s going to be different as well because I’ll be doing pre-season in a first team where hopefully I’m going to play a lot of games – that’s the aim for me.
“Last year I did pre-season with Middlesbrough’s first-team but in the back of my mind I knew I wasn’t really going to feature because we were a Premier League team so I’m relishing what’s ahead.
“My aim personally is to play as many games as possible and hopefully as a club we’re going to be ambitious and try and get as high up the table as possible.”
Despite just checking in at Greenhous Meadow, the ex-England youth skipper is determined to be part of a squad that can reach new heights in blue and amber.
Morris will be vying for a spot alongside fellow newcomer Jon Nolan and fans’ favourite Abu Ogogo at the heart of Hurst’s midfield.
He added: “I remember hearing that we haven’t finished higher than 16th. I think that should be a goal for us as a squad.
“I think wherever you go there’ll be competition and I back myself to play.
“I’m sure the other lads do to. We’ll all enjoy the competition and we know everyone’s got to fight for shirts.”