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Egypt’s Adam El-Abd departs Shrewsbury Town

Posted on July 1, 2017


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Shrewsbury Town announced on Friday that has left the club after his contract was terminated by mutual agreement.

The 32-year-old defender joined the League One side in July 2016 after he was released by Bristol City. The Egyptian defender had started his career at Brighton, and moved to Bristol City in January 2014 and had loan spells with Bury, Swindon Town and Gillingham FC.

El-Abd, who was made club captain last season, scored twice in 34 appearances across all competitions.

“Adam started when I first came in, scored that wonder goal at Southend and did well initially”, said manager Paul Hurst.

“Then I brought Toto in and in time he found himself out of the side, but in fairness to Adam he trained extremely well, was always available to me, came on in a few games and contributed in keeping clean sheets in games.

Hurst added that he talked with Adam and at the end of the season and couldn’t promise him the game time that he thinks the player wants.

“He came back in and he was fully aware of the situation and now he has got a deal elsewhere, but I wish him well.

“He’s been fine around the place with me. He’s a good pro, he looks after himself, but I think he’s getting to the age where he doesn’t need to be sat around as part of the squad, I think he wants to in the team playing regular football and I’m sure he’ll do well at his new club,” he concluded.


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