Shrewsbury squad players extra training boost

Shrewsbury captain Ian Sharps has revealed squad players have been arranging extra fitness and training work off their own bat as the club fights for promotion.

"The lads have all got a good attitude, a number do extra sessions to try to get back into the team," he said.

Sharps believes it is part of a collective determination to get out of League Two.

"We made a pact that whoever plays, we're all in it together," he said.

In that spirit, players currently in the starting eleven have pledged to support those not in the team.

"Obviously players are disappointed when they don't get on the pitch, but the side winning is more important," Sharps told BBC Radio Shropshire.

The club has also confirmed midfielder Dave McAllister's loan from Sheffield United has been extended until the end of March. McAllister has played four games for Town since joining in January.

"He's very highly thought of at Sheffield United, he's not far off a side challenging for promotion to the Championship," said Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner.

"He's a strong player, he puts his foot in as the saying goes, he has a very good shot on him and we're pleased to have got him."