Club captain Adam El-Abd departs Shrewsbury Town
Club captain Adam El-Abd has left Shrewsbury Town after agreeing to cancel his contract with the club.
The 32-year-old central defender made a total of 34 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring twice.
One of those goals came in Paul Hurst's first game in charge – a 1-1 draw at Southend United – but he found himself more and more on the fringes of the manager's selection as the season went on.
“Adam started when I first came in, scored that wonder goal at Southend and did well initially,” Hurst told shrewsweb.com
“Then I brought Toto in and in time he found himself out of the side, but in fairness to Adam he trained extremely well, was always available to me, came on in a few games and contributed in keeping clean sheets in games.
“We had a good chat at the end of the season and I just felt like I couldn’t promise him the game time that I think Adam wants and probably deserves realistically.
"He came back in and he was fully aware of the situation and now he has got a deal elsewhere, but I wish him well.
“He’s been fine around the place with me.
"He’s a good pro, he looks after himself, but I think he’s getting to the age where he doesn’t need to be sat around as part of the squad, I think he wants to in the team playing regular football and I’m sure he’ll do well at his new club.”
El-Abd began his career at Brighton & Hove Albion, making more than 300 appearances across 11 years before going on to play for Bristol City, where he was sent out on loan three times.