Shropshire Star

Andy Cooke: No easy decision for Shrewsbury to let Elliott Bennett and Rekeil Pyke

Andy Cooke says Shrewsbury Town will have thought long and hard about the decisions to let Elliott Bennett and Rekeil Pyke go.

Rekeil Pyke departed Shrewsbury Town at the end of the season (AMA)

It was more than 10 days ago now when Shrews announced their released and retained list – of which Pyke and Bennett were not offered fresh terms.

And former Town striker Cooke says it is always a challenging part of football when it comes to deciding player's futures – especially Bennett who he said has been a good servant to the club.

"There is no question about his ability," Cooke said about Bennett.

"His commitment or his experience and what he brings to the club. He has been phenomenal over a period of time.