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Shrewsbury legend has full faith in Paul Hurst

Shrewsbury Town legend Steve Cross has full faith in head coach Paul Hurst as he seeks to rebuild his team this summer.

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It is a huge summer for Town, who released eight players at the end of the League One campaign, while Marko Marosi and Chey Dunkley have also left the club after turning down new deals.

So Hurst, who will be working under financial restrictions after the club announced £3million losses in their latest set of accounts, will have his work cut out to build a competitive squad.

And Steve Cross, who played for the club for 10 years making more than 250 appearances, believes they have the right man for the job in Hurst.

“With how experienced he is, I think he would have had scouts out checking out players for some time,” Cross said.

“He will have had a really good idea of his retained list and also the people who were out of contract or he knew were going to be leaving the club.

“I think it is going to be a busy summer for him, I think he has got his eyes on players who come within the right price range and wages.

“He is a true manager, so we will be getting decent players into the club.”

Town have started to make some movement in the market. George Lloyd joined from Cheltenham Town becoming their first new addition of the summer.

He was swiftly followed by Toto Nsiala and then Harrison Biggins while Mal Benning and Aaron Pierre have signed new deals.