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Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst explains Tom Bloxham's starting line-up absence

Paul Hurst revealed Tom Bloxham’s form has led to his absence from the Shrewsbury starting XI – but says that is understandable for a young player.

Tom Bloxham (AMA)

When Hurst first took over as Shrews head coach Bloxham appeared to be a certain starter – but in recent weeks the Town academy product has found himself coming on as a substitute.

And the Town boss explained his reasons for that.

“Form realistically, in truth,” he said. “It was a little bit tactical last weekend to a degree, but in the main, there has been a bit of a drop-off.

“I don’t think I am being unkind saying that. I think that is what has happened. I would also back that up by saying there is an element of that being understandable as a young player.