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Dave Edwards: Shrewsbury Town return wasn't the fairytale I was hoping for

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published: | Last Updated:

Dave Edwards has admitted his fairytale Shrewsbury Town return did not play out as planned – but ankle surgery brought closure on a 'tough' season.

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The Welshman, who returned to Shrewsbury in January, has endured setback after setback this term.

He joined Town on his way back from a long-term knee problem before a groin injury on his debut was followed by a straight red card and the ankle injury sustained in training.

The 33-year-old posted on Twitter: "It wasn't quite the fairytale I hoped for.

"Picking up niggles and a suspension have plagued the last few months. As frustrating as it (ankle surgery) is, it has brought a bit of closure to a tough 2018/19 season."

The Town fan and Salop academy graduate added: "Having said that this season did bring about the dream return to Shrewsbury which I am really grateful for and excited for next season already.

"The surgery was successful and I now have a great opportunity to put in some good hard work over the summer to get myself fit, strong and fully ready for the start of next season so I can show Salop fans what I'm really capable of."

Edwards has managed just six appearances since returning from Reading in January, starting three times under former Wolves team-mate Sam Ricketts.

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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