League One side Shrewsbury Town are preparing a bid for Stevenage ace Ben Kennedy, according to the Daily Mail.

The talented midfielder has one year left remaining on his deal at the League Two club. Last season, he scored seven times in 37 appearances in all competitions last season.

Shrewsbury lost in the League One play-off final and lost manager Paul Hurst as well, so they are keen to strengthen their squad this summer ahead of what they wish to be a successful promotion challenge and Kennedy’s creativity can help them into the Championship next season.

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New Shrewsbury Town boss John Askey has so far made three new signings, centre-half Kieran Kennedy from Macclesfield, forward Fejiri Okenabirhie from Dagenham & Redbridge and left-back Ryan Haynes from Coventry.

About Ben Kennedy –

Ben Kennedy attracted the attention from Stevenage back in the summer of 2013. He was scouted by then-Stevenage Academy Manager Darren Sarll whilst playing for Northern Ireland at youth level. Sarll spoke to Kennedy’s parents and offered Kennedy the opportunity to train with Stevenage’s youth academy. He accepted the offer, played one match for the Stevenage U18 side and put pen to paper on a two-year scholarship with the club ahead of the 2013–14 season.

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In 2015, Kennedy broke into Stevenage’s first time and has progressed ever since. In 2016/17 season, Kennedy signed a new two-year deal with Stevenage, running until the summer of 2019 and Kennedy scored nine times in 39 appearances during the season as the club finished in tenth place in League Two.

Last season, he scored seven times in 37 appearances in all competitions.

He has earned two caps for Northern Ireland’s U17 side in 2013, and since then Kennedy has made the step up to U19 level following his breakthrough into the Stevenage first-team in 2015. He captained the U19 side and scored two goals in five appearances. Following this Kennedy was called up to the U21 side in October 2016, and has played six times at that level.

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