Shrews To Sign Bolton's McQuade

  • April 30, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton defender Alex McQuade has signed a pre-contract agreement with League One side Shrewsbury Town.

McQuade has been a regular in the Wanderers academy and development squad in recent seasons and turned professional last summer. Having failed to make the step up to first-team football, the 20-year-old has been told he can find a new club when his contract expires at the end of June.

After a recent trial with the Shrews, McQuade has impressed manager Graham Turner enough to earn a 12-month contract at the Greenhouse Meadow.

"Alex is coming over to sign for us from Bolton on a one year contract," Turner told Shrewsbury's official club website.

"He impressed us in the two reserve matches he's played and we've had him watched on a number of occasions for Bolton's development side.

"He's a player who has got a lot going for him and he's got a lot of potential.

"He's another 20-year-old and he will add to that, almost our development squad, that can work well together, can improve together and be the nucleus of the future for the club.

"He can play left-sided central defender as well. We've obviously got Joe Jacobson who is established at left back and has played really well for us towards the end of the season and responded well to being made skipper. But Alex, I'm sure, will put Joe under pressure for that left back spot."

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