Shrewsbury Town have completed the signing of Chesterfield’s Jon Nolan for an undisclosed fee as confirmed by their club website.

The Shrews are continuing to strengthen their squad in head coach Paul Hurst’s first summer in charge and he has gone back to a familiar face to help his squad move away from the Sky Bet League One relegation battle and have a season where they don’t have the last minute fears of the drop.

He has managed to snap up Nolan from Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee with the midfielder electing to leave Derbyshire after the Spireites were relegated to Sky Bet League Two. And this is great news for the Shrews as he was seen as one of their number one targets going into this transfer window. Hurst has been a fan of Nolan ever since they worked together at Grimsby Town, most notably getting promoted to League Two together.

Following the signing of Nolan, Hurst said: “He’s just a very good footballer, he can play anywhere across the middle of the pitch, he can play in behind the striker if needs be.”

“If he plays in those wide areas he can give something different than a traditional winger, he’s an intelligent footballer, and for me he’s got all the attributes to do well in the modern game.

“Technically he’s very, very good, he’s comfortable in possession, he’s not someone I’d describe as having pace but he glides with the ball.”

“For me he scored four goals in 18 appearances [at Grimsby], he only got one last year but it was against Sheffield United where he was excellent.

“I’ll certainly be demanding work rate from him, but we also want to bring goalscoring back into his game, and he’s got the quality to do that.”


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