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Shrewsbury want to keep Jayson Leutwiler

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Negotiations have been opened over a new contract in hope that Shrewsbury Town keep hold of their first-choice goalkeeper, Jayson Leutwiler.

Due to the 26-year-old having a broken nose and concussion from the FA Cup tie game at Grimsby Town in December, he has missed the last seven games. Their number one goalkeeper is now back to full fitness but is expected to miss Saturday’s home game against Barnsley.

There has currently been no bids for Leutwiler but that has not stopped speculation about him leaving in the January transfer window.

Manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire: “You never stand in their way and they go for good money. But we want to keep our best players and Jayson is one of our best players.”

The goalkeepers present deal with Shrewsbury expires in the summer.

Shrewsbury are currently in relegation danger, having only won once in seven league games.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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