Date: 20th August 2015 at 3:46pm
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Manager Chris Hughton has today brought in former Shrewsbury Town defender Connor Goldson.

The highly rated 22 year old has moved to us for an undisclosed fee and he has put pen to paper on a four year deal with us.

Having signed his professional deal with Shrewsbury back in the summer of 2010 he has gone on to make 104 starting appearances for them, with a further 16 appearances from the bench. In that time he has also scored eight goals.

A brief loan spell out with Cheltenham Town back in the 2013-14 season saw him add a further four appearances to his career tally so far.

Last season he made 51 appearances for them across all competitions as they won promotion back to League One. Seven of his strikes came that season as well.

Speaking to the Official Site after securing his capture, Hughton explained.

‘He is predominantly a central defender, but he has also played in midfield and at right-back, and it is clear by his goal record last year that he can also contribute in that area too. I have no doubt, he has the talent to step up into the Championship after performing well in both League Two and League One. He has been a regular starter for Shrewsbury at such a young age and I think he has the temperament and quality for Championship football.’

Goldson comes to us as Shrewsbury’s reigning Players’ Player and Player of the Year for last season, and he was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year to boot.

Speaking in his own interview he was full of praise for his former club taking a punt on him and allowing him to love the game again.

‘I got brought into Shrewsbury and I was lucky enough to get through the academy there and then be given a chance in the first team. I signed my first professional contract at 17 in the first year of my scholarship. I was always fortunate at Shrewsbury that I had people to guide me well there. I had people that were confident in me and I will never be able to repay that faith to them. The place means a lot to me and I will never forget that they gave me my chance to be where I am today. Without that chance I don’t know where I would be today.’

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