Paul Hurst: Shrewsbury Town boss urges squad to have more fun
Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst has urged his squad to have more fun and lighten up, in a bid to help their League One relegation battle.
Former Grimsby boss Hurst was appointed on 24 October, with the Shropshire club at the bottom of the table.
After beating Oxford, losses to Sheffield United and Fleetwood plus a 0-0 draw at home to Port Vale have seen Hurst's side return to bottom spot.
"Sometimes you need a bit of a joker," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.
"I'm a believer you can have fun while working hard still. They're a quiet group. I don't know if they feel they're still getting to know me, but I want a bit more from them.
"Characters - that's what you sometimes need. I don't want them to feel down."
Shrewsbury host fellow third-tier side Fleetwood in the FA Cup second round on Saturday.