Sam Ricketts: Departures made room to bring more in at Shrewsbury Town

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Shrewsbury Town are eyeing further incomings after players' departures left room to shop in the window, says boss Sam Ricketts.

Dave Edwards was the first of four to arrive at Shrewsbury this window (AMA)

Town have made four signings so far this window, securing the signatures of Dave Edwards, Brad Walker (on loan at Wrexham), Reice Charles-Cook and Sam Smith.

While eight players have left, either permanently or having their loans ended. Ricketts says the exits mean he will be able to boost his numbers.

"Yes, there'll be some more fresh faces coming in," said Ricketts.

"Like I said we're always looking to add quality and a few players have departed so it frees up some space for some new players to come in.

When asked if there would be more attacking firepower coming through the door, the boss replied: "It depends what comes available. If good players become available then I'll certainly consider it if it's something we can do then we'll do it.

"That goes for all positions."

A couple more departures are expected for Salop, while Ricketts said he only expected a 'handful' of January deals and has stressed the winter window is a difficult market to operate in.

Ricketts deployed a 3-4-3 system that served Town so well in the second half at Stoke last week and the boss was pleased with the control his side showed.


He gave no nothing away on whether it was here to stay, instead insisting it will be the right set-up for each occasion.

Listen, I'll pick a team which is the best for the club," the boss added.

"And on Saturday I thought that was the best to go with.

"They had some good players at the back especially so that makes it hard but the endeavour, control and commitment showed by the players was excellent."

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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