Disley seals Shrews switch

Midfielder on the move after Rovers exit

Disley: Shrews switch

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Shrewsbury have signed experienced midfielder Craig Disley following his release by Bristol Rovers.

The 27-year-old made over 40 appearances for the Pirates during their League One campaign but was told he was free to leave the club at the end of the season.

Disley has featured in over 350 games during his career which has seen him enjoy lengthy spells with Mansfield and Rovers.

He has now put pen to paper on a two-year contract with Paul Simpson's side, with the Shrews boss revealing his long-standing interest in the player.

"I'm delighted I've managed to get Craig to sign for us as he is a player who I identified a couple of months ago that if he did become available then he would be a good addition to our squad," Simpson told the club's official website.


"He's always someone who I've been impressed with when I've come up against him or when I've been watching as a spectator.

"He is a very energetic midfielder and a decent footballer who is experienced and has played a lot of games at a higher level than league 2 and I think he could add some good energy and goals from midfield which we have been lacking.

"Last year he played a lot of games for Bristol Rovers in League One and has played hundreds of games during his career and always done very well.

"There were a lot of people who were surprised that Bristol Rovers decided to release him but they must be wanting a change.

"When we look at the central midfield players that we definitely have got for next season with Paul Murray, Terry Dunfield and Kevin McIntyre I think the addition of Craig gives us some good options."