Steve Cotterill has completed his first signing as Shrewsbury Town manager with Harry Chapman penning a loan deal.
The 23-year-old is highly rated at Ewood Park and has
already made 25 appearances for the ex-Premier League Champions.
Chapman will stay at the Montgomery Waters Meadow until the
end of the season after Steve Cotterill confirmed Town were scouring the market
for new additions. Shrewsbury has already terminated the loan agreements of
Scott High and Marlon Fossey to allow other loan players to be registered.
Harry Chapman began his career at Middlesbrough – featuring
on four occasions. Whilst at the Riverside, he spent time on loan in Yorkshire
with Barnsley and Sheffield United – later moving to Lancashire initially on
loan with Blackburn.
That deal was made permanent in January 2019 for an
undisclosed fee. He has represented England at U18 level, and was also part of
the U20 World Cup winning squad that was managed by ex Salop boss Paul Simpson
Meanwhile, Shrewsbury’s League One clash against Crewe on
Saturday has been postponed. A second unnamed Town player has contracted
coronavirus meaning the fixture will be played at a later date.