Ollie Norburn signs new Shrewsbury Town deal
Ollie Norburn has put an end to speculation over his future at Shrewsbury Town by signing a new three-year contract.
The club record signing, who joined from Tranmere Rovers last summer, had been linked with a move to Town’s League One rivals Peterborough United.
Though he still had two years remaining on his previous deal at Montgomery Waters Meadow, Norburn has now agreed improved terms that keep him with Town until the summer of 2022.
“I’m delighted it’s got done and will end recent speculation,” Norburn told the club’s official website. “It means I’m going to continue to be a Shrewsbury Town player for the upcoming and next few seasons.”
And after scoring 11 goals in 49 appearances in his first season in Shropshire, the 26-year-old is looking to kick on.
“It was good last season but personally I think there is more to come from me,” he added. “I’m now looking forward to the getting fit over pre-season, looking forward to the new season and having a good year.
“Last season was my first in Sky Bet League One so to be linked with other teams is nice."
Norburn insisted he made it clear when speaking to the Town hierarchy that he wanted to push on and perform in a team that are not fighting the drop.
“Talking to the gaffer, Brian and the chairman they know how much I have enjoyed my time here and know that I want to kick on," he added.
“When there is supposed interest from other clubs things can get messy but the gaffer, Brian and the chairman made it clear they didn’t want to lose me."
The midfielder admitted he has seen an influx in positive mentalities in through the door at Sundorne Castle.
Veteran keeper Joe Murphy this morning was confirmed as the sixth new face in at Town after Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Daniel Udoh, Aaron Pierre, Steve Morison and Ryan Giles.
“Last season we didn’t reach the heights that we wanted to reach," added Norburn, who was stand-in skipper under Ricketts.
“With this pre-season the gaffer can really implement what he wants us to do in terms of playing style, additions in the changing room, good characters and create something onto which we can build on.
“Last season we kept clear of relegation but we won’t be looking at being anywhere near there this season.
“It is a big season for everyone, everyone is hungry and the lads are looking good and are raring to go.”