No plans to sign another striker – Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst is not looking for another striker to bolster his centre-forward ranks this window.

Paul Hurst (AMA)

Town have relied upon their striking trio of Stefan Payne, Carlton Morris and Lenell John-Lewis to spearhead their League One and cup charge this season.

They have 18 goals between them in the lone striking role that Hurst's side have utilised.

The boss said: "Not at the minute. It's not really in my thinking.

"If someone became available we might look but it's not a priority.

"With Stef, Carlton and Lenny we've got the lads that play the role well in the system we've adopted.

"We would all love a 20-goal a season striker but I'm not sure how that affect the dynamic of the team and how we're set up.

"You start changing it and you might lose your way slightly. But at the minute if it isn't broke don't fix it."

Hurst admitted he has been frustrated in his search for at least one winger to add to the Town squad.


"I've been a little frustrated, in truth," he added.

"Maybe I'm a little bit fussy but I don't feel like there's an array of options that I'm interested in.

"I'm not going to bring someone in for the sake of it. The lads have done extremely well, it's about more competition and help.

"I wouldn't rule anything out. In an ideal world we get two (wingers) in. One I would prefer to have a little more experience."

Meanwhile, right-back Joe Riley is understood to be on the lookout for a new club after struggling to oust James Bolton. Hurst has also moved to bring in Luke Hendrie this window.

But there has been no approaches for attacking midfielder Louis Dodds, who looks set to remain a Town player beyond January.

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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