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Reports: Anthony Grant turns down chance to join Shrewsbury Town

By Luke Hatfield | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Peterborough United midfielder Anthony Grant has turned down the opportunity to join Shrewsbury Town, according to reports.

Anthony Grant in action against Salop (AMA)

The central midfielder made 48 appearances for his club last year, failing to score - but was linked with a move to the Montgomery Waters Meadow earlier this summer.

Reports claim that the 31-year-old, who began his career at Chelsea, turned down the chance to join Salop after former Peterborough boss Grant McCann expressed an interest in bringing him to Doncaster.

“Anthony turned down Shrewsbury after Grant McCann suggested he wanted to take him to Doncaster, but I don’t think the Doncaster board will agree to the fee we wanted.” Barry Fry, director of football at the club said.

Both clubs had reportedly agreed a fee for Grant, although no exact figure has been confirmed.

Salop boss John Askey will now have to turn his attention elsewhere if he's keen to bolster his midfield ranks.

He's set to run the rule over three central midfield trialists with Football League experience as he oversees his first game as Shrewsbury boss today in a behind closed doors friendly with Kidderminster.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield
@LHatfield_Star

Digital Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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