No bids yet for Shrewsbury Town star Jon Nolan

By Joe Edwards | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Shrewsbury Town are yet to receive any bids for playmaker Jon Nolan, chief executive Brian Caldwell insists.

Jon Nolan (AMA)

The 26-year-old midfielder impressed greatly for Salop in League One last season, with many believing he has the talent to step up to the Championship.

There have been rumours he may link up with Paul Hurst again at Ipswich Town while Wigan Athletic are also thought to be interested in securing his signature.

"The close season always bring that upon us, constant speculation," Caldwell told ShrewsWeb.

"There's no truth in that, Wigan and I have got on really well.

"At no point have we been in discussions over Jon Nolan going anywhere, whether it's to Wigan or anybody else.

"We haven't had any offers, no contact or notes of interest.

"There's been no movement in that. If there's any movement in that, I'll be the first to tell anybody."

Nolan chipped in with 10 goals across all competitions last campaign


He was included in the EFL League One team of the season.

Meanwhile, Caldwell has urged Salop supporters not to panic – stating new chief John Askey is working hard to bolster his squad.

"It's only 10 days since John actually joined us," he said.

"We've signed two players and there's plenty more irons in the fire.


"There's a lot of work going on behind the scenes, we're not going to suddenly air everything out in public – what positions we're looking for, players we're talking to, clubs we're speaking to."

Fejiri Okenabirhie and Kieran Kennedy have been snapped up so far.

"In Fejiri's case, we're really excited. He seems a good prospect, a good guy," said Caldwell.

"He wants to work and hopefully he'll be a very good signing for us."

On the upcoming pre-season trip to Spain, Caldwell added: "We have a pre-season trip to Spain booked.

"It worked really well going to Portugal last year, it's important for bonding.

"Whether there's a game out there is debatable to be honest with you.

"It depends what John sees best for them.

"Maybe they'll want to just play amongst themselves – hopefully we'll have a few more players in by then so we can make it 11-a-side."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.


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