Shrewsbury Town Manager Micky Mellon is closing in on a deal for Peterborough United striker Kyle Vassell according to The Peterborough Telegraph.

The 23 year old started his career at Brentford but failed to make the grade at Griffin Park and became something of a Non-League journeyman, playing for 9 Southern based Non-League clubs. Vassell joined The Posh from Bishop’s Stortford in November 2013.

The striker has found life difficult at London Road scoring just 6 times for The Posh in 36 appearances. Vassell has been in and out of the Peterborough United side and has spent loan spells at League 2 sides Oxford United and Dagenham & Redbridge.

There has been widespread reports in Thursday’s media that the striker is currently on the verge of signing a deal at Peterborough United’s League 1 rivals Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews loaned striker Tyrone Barnett to Southend United this week and it is understood that Manager Micky Mellon is looking for an immediate replacement for Barnett.

Shrewsbury Town are fighting for their League 1 lives and are just one place and one point above the relegation zone. The Shrews were hammered 7-1 at Chesterfield last Saturday.

The Shropshire club travel to Cardiff City in the Third Round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

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