Former Shrewsbury Town and AFC Telford United forward Tom Hughes has signed for Shawbury United.

He becomes the club’s eighth player to commit for the next campaign.¬†Hughes joins the club from AFC Telford United, where he made two first-team appearances and scored over 20 goals for the Bucks’ youth team last season.

Hughes had a brief spell with Wellington Amateurs in the West Midlands Regional Leagues in 2017/18 to gain some first-team experience and his good form earned him a trial at Leicester City during that campaign.

Manager Declan Allen is pleased to link up once again with Hughes and said: “I know a lot about Tom and he is a player that I have seen make great strides over the last 18 months. He’s a big lad and has learned how to use his stature to his advantage and proved at AMS two years ago as a 16-year-old he is more than ready for this level.

“He knows the system and what I demand and he will fit in right away. It’s great to have him on board for the campaign.”

Hughes spoke of signing: “I am really happy to be here. After working with Dec the last few years it was an easy decision.

“Looking forward, the club is heading in the right direction and I am delighted to be part of the project. The team has great potential and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do this season.”



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