UK time is: 15:07:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Halstead Is Another Addition

Micky Mellon has also added goalkeeper Mark Halstead to our ranks today.

The 23 year old keeper is a product of Blackpool's youth set up.

In his career with them he has made one Premier League appearance and one in the Carling Cup but taking into account loan spells at Barrow, Kettering and Stockport, his career record so far stands at 13 appearances overall I believe.

He was released by Blackpool this season when his contract expired, and apparently talks with Shrewsbury have been ongoing for a while, but earlier this evening the finer details on a two year contract were signed and sealed.

Speaking to the Official Site after penning the deal, Halstead explained.

'At the end of last season Blackpool decided not to keep me on which was a bit of a shock. With Matt Williams coming to Shrewsbury he's put a word in for me with the manager and him, Jacko and Danny Coyne have done a bit of digging on me. It's taken a little time but I'm glad to finally have it all sorted and glad to be at Shrewsbury.'

Halstead goes on to say that having spoken to the management staff at the club, whilst he accepts relegation wasn't 'ideal' for the club last term, he has every confidence that we will be going for promotino this season and he wants to play his part in that.

It also appears the player has his head screwed on as he admits at his age really he should've played a lot more than he has done, and it's about time for him to prove that he's not all potential, he's got substance to him and he knows this is the perfect opportunity for him to prove that.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 5 2014

Time: 8:37PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Shrewsbury Town Articles

Stats: Accrington v Shrewsbury (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Stats: Shrewsbury v Northampton (Saturday February 28 2015)

Mellon Previews Northampton (Thursday February 26 2015)

Demetriou Set For Training Return (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Lawrence Continues To Be Monitored (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Shrewsbury To Benefit From New TV Deal (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Stats: Tranmere v Shrewsbury (Saturday February 21 2015)

Mellon On Wimbledon Win (Wednesday February 18 2015)

Archived Shrewsbury Town Articles

List All Vital Shrewsbury Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Shrewsbury 34 19 7 8 +24 64
2. Burton 34 19 7 8 +16 64
3. Wycombe 34 17 12 5 +19 63
4. Luton 34 16 10 8 +13 58
5. Bury 34 17 7 10 +11 58
6. Southend 34 16 10 8 +8 58
7. Newport 34 15 8 11 +1 53

Breaking League News

Palios - Fans Are Entitled To Boo
Tranmere : 04/03/2015 13:08:00
Wycombe Frustration For Adams
Tranmere : 04/03/2015 12:54:01
Stevenage v Argyle Match Highlights
Plymouth : 04/03/2015 12:43:00
Tranmere : 04/03/2015 12:42:00
Goodison Testimonial Announced
Tranmere : 04/03/2015 12:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Accrington MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Leutwiler 0%
Grandison 0%
Goldson 0%
Ellis 0%
Gayle 0%
Clark 0%
Woods 0%
Grant 100%
Demetriou 0%
Barnett 0%
Collins 0%
Sub - Akpa Akpro 0%