Symes signs new contract

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Shrewsbury Town striker Michael Symes has signed a new contract with the League Two club.

The former Everton and Bradford City hit-man put pen to paper on a new two-and-a-half year deal at Gay Meadow this week, having joined Gary Peters's side back in the summer.

His previous contract ran until the end of the current season, but Peters was pleased to secure Symes's future beyond the current campaign.

"He had his injury problems over the last two years while he was at Bradford City, it was slightly different than a normal injury, as he had a hernia injury that went a bit wrong and had several operations to get it right," Peters told the club's official website.

"He missed some football, but now he's back playing regularly, he's thriving on it.

"He's got 12 goals in 20 games and if he carries on scoring at that rate, we've got over 20 games left to play this season and he could easily end up with 20 goals plus."

The news is in contrast to Shrewsbury's decision to release Neil Sorvel, Marco Adaggio and Gavin Cadwallader this week.

Former Macclesfield Town and Crewe Alexandra man Sorvel leaves The Shrews, despite making 19 appearances for the Shropshire club this season.

Youngsters Adaggio and Cadwallader have struggled to break into Peters's first team this term, and the pair have been allowed to move on and find pastures new.