Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst is adamant that the club has no need to sell midfielder Jon Nolan, even if they fail to get promoted this season.

Jon Nolan has proved to be one of the signings of the season in League One. The 25-year-old was signed by Paul Hurst from League Two side Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee.

The midfielder has made 41 appearances for Shrewsbury this season and has managed to notch nine goals from midfield.

Nolan was no stranger to his current boss Paul Hurst as he previously played under him at Grimsby Town. He was a crucial part of their promotion from the National League and no wonder Hurst brought him to Shrewsbury.

It is reported that a host of Championship clubs have expressed their interest in signing Nolan but Paul Hurst remains adamant that the midfielder will no depart the club in the summer.

Paul Hurst told BBC Sport: “We’re in position to offer what other clubs can, Championship football, if we’re successful”

“Then he’d have no reason to leave. We’ll see what happens.”

“I’m sure that some people would perhaps like Jon at their club, but they’d have to pay a lot of money.”

“And our chairman has made it absolutely clear that we don’t have to sell.”

If Shrewsbury are to gain promotion this season it looks likely that it will be through the play-offs. They are currently eight points behind 1st place Wigan and 2nd place Blackburn Rovers but do have a game in hand on Blackburn.

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