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Shrewsbury Town unlikely to prise away Tranmere Rovers star Oliver Norburn

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Shrewsbury Town are unlikely to prise midfield star Oliver Norburn away from Tranmere despite boss John Askey being a fan.

Rovers midfield star Norburn

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.

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
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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