Zak Jules: I'm excited about fresh Shrewsbury Town chapter

Zak Jules is excited about moving into a fresh chapter with Shrewsbury Town after leaving Reading.

Zak Jules
Zak Jules

The 20-year-old checked into Greenhous Meadow after departing the Madejski Stadium, signing a two-year deal with Shrewsbury.

Centre-back Jules left Berkshire with a tinge of sadness after rising through Reading’s ranks, but is focused on progressing with League One Town. “I’m excited for this opportunity and fresh start and to hopefully make new friends here, kicking on and playing first-team football,” admitted the Scotland under-21 international.

“I definitely see it as the next chapter. That’s why I made the move, I’d just come off the back of a loan to Motherwell which was my first proper loan away from Reading and the taste of first-team football made me want it more. I think coming here on a permanent two-year deal means mentally it’s better for me to get my head down and knuckle down.

“I am going to be here, I’m not going to go back and forward, hopefully I can kick on now this is all sorted and improve.”

Having featured in Scotland’s under-20 squad in the Toulon tournament this summer, Jules is raring to prove to boss Paul Hurst that he can cement his place in Shrewsbury’s defence.

He added: “It’s down to me to gain the manager’s trust in me and give me the opportunity to prove I am good enough to play in the side. If I do get in there it’s about keeping my place with consistent performances for Shrewsbury.

“The main thing is having management and coaches that believe in you.”

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