Former team-mates go head to head as newboys add to Town options
This week’s arrivals, Jon Nolan, Toto Nsiala and Kayden Jackson could make their debuts when Town take on Rotherham on Saturday.
The game sees former Millers team-mates, Paul Hurst and Paul Warne go head to head just a few months after their League One Play-Off final showdown at Wembley in what was Paul’s last game in charge of Shrewsbury before taking over at Town.
Jon and Toto were in the Shrewsbury team that day and join fellow new arrival Kayden in being in contention for the game at the New York Stadium.
“When you have worked with players that you feel can make the step up, you are always going to be interested in taking them,” Paul told the Club website.
“There are going to be no surprises with the sort of character they are and you are hoping with better players around them, they will continue to show the form that made you sign them in the first place.
“They [Toto and Jon] weren’t the only ones but they did contribute massively to the season we had at Shrewsbury and they are at an age where there is a little more development in them.
“With Kayden, I worked with him a long time ago. He has electric pace. He has added all around quality to his game but I still think he can get better and he will want to get better.”
Town will be missing Luke Woolfenden, who is set to be out for six weeks with injury and Paul is expecting a big challenge as Rotherham get their home campaign underway.
“They will be looking for a reaction after losing at Brentford last week,” added the Town boss who made more than 500 appearances for the Millers.
“Warney inherited the job at a very difficult time two years ago and deserves a lot of credit for getting them back in the Championship.
“He will be ready for another crack at this division and will feel they have a much better chance of doing well.”
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