Writer: Site Staff
Date:Wednesday December 11 2013
With news that centre half Jermaine Grandison has now signed a new contract at the club, both the manager and the player himself have now spoken of the change of heart.
As fans will remember Grandison was offered a new contract covering the period of his injury and rehabilitation but it wasn't taken up, however he has remained with the club for his recovery.
The club revealed a few days back that he had now signed a deal until the end of this season, and that Shrewsbury have an option for next season included in that deal and manager Graham turner told the Official Site that he was delighted to have him back as an option now.
'We've got an option of him being a right back or central defender. The lad can play the game, he's got good ability. Jermaine's a decent lad, he's popular with the crowd, in the dressing room so I've no worries about him coming back into the fold.'
Turner went on to say that whilst helping him through his surgery and recovery it was simply decided to sit down and talk again because he'd been in and around the club often enough that he still more than felt part of Shrewsbury, so simply having the conversation about a contract again seemed sensible and all parties came to an agreement based on that.
As for where he is in his recovery, he has played a few times for the reserves and trained a good few times with the first team now so he is near to a full return, but Turner believes he'll need another fortnight to three weeks before he's ready for a proper return to first team action.
As for himself, Grandison said he was delighted to be properly back at the club again now, and he was looking forward to pulling the shirt on for the first team again when the gaffer decides he's ready.
'I'm really happy, I enjoy it here and I just can't wait to get back playing now. It's come at a good time and was kind of a birthday present for me.'
Grandison recently turned the ripe old age of 23.
He adds that the chances of him returned he always felt and hoped were high despite him turning down the contract in the summer, so his aim now is to start back off from where he left prior to his injury.
Date:Wednesday December 11 2013
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