Tom Bloxham commits to Shrewsbury Town
Our highly rated forward has finally been given the professional contract he deserves with Shrewsbury. Tom recently has been involved with the under-18s squad and truly earnt himself a professional contract with the senior set up at Shrewsbury Town. Highly rated by the Salop coaching staff, Tom made his Salop league debut under Steve Cotterill in the 20/21 season. The tall and powerful striker went on to make two further starts and one additional substitute appearance for Town before the conclusion of the Sky Bet League One season.
First-Team Coach, and Academy Director, David Longwell is pleased Tom has signed with the Club and is looking forward to seeing how the young striker develops.
“Our Academy Head of Recruitment, Gary Wharton identified Tom and he came in around two years ago,” said David. “You can see Tom’s attributes with his size and strength. He’s athletic and he’s good technically. He’s only 17, so he has a lot of work ahead of him but we are definitely happy with the path of his development.
“Part of our structure is bringing scholars who are doing well up to train with the first-team. That has really helped Tom working with those boys. Because we train with a certain intensity, Tom has been able to make that transition a little bit easier.”