Shrewsbury Town unlikely to prise away Tranmere Rovers star Oliver Norburn
Shrewsbury Town are unlikely to prise midfield star Oliver Norburn away from Tranmere despite boss John Askey being a fan.
The 25-year-old is considered to be a key player at League Two new-boys Rovers – managed by Micky Mellon – and would command a significant fee, according to sources in Liverpool.
Town chief Askey managed Norburn at Macclesfield and is an admirer but the midfield man, who made 46 outings last term, is a crucial part of Mellon’s Football League plans at Prenton Park.
Shrews are hopeful that 31-year-old winger Alex Rodman will finalise a new Montgomery Waters Meadow deal today – as Askey’s men officially get pre-season under way.
Town’s entire squad return to Sundorne Castle for training today. They were split into halves and measured earlier this week.
Askey, his staff and players leave for a warm-weather pre-season training camp in Valencia on Sunday, where they will spend a week but not play a game.
Former midfielder Abu Ogogo – whose exit was confirmed yesterday – has joined Coventry City on a three-year deal.
Despite rumours, Town will not be bringing midfielder Luke Summerfield, released by Grimsby earlier this week, back to the Meadow for a second spell.