Shrewsbury Town Announce Latest Summer Signing

Shrewsbury Town have signed former Doncaster Rovers midfielder Harrison Biggins, according to the club’s official X feed.

After rejecting a new agreement with Doncaster Rovers, the 28-year-old midfielder joins the League One team on a two-year contract.

Who is Harrison Biggins?

The box-to-box midfielder attended the Stocksbridge Academy before joining Fleetwood Town in the 2017/18 season. He would play a minor role in his first three seasons, as the team struggled to secure a consistent spot in the starting eleven.

The midfielder would go out on loan to League Two side Barrow for the first half of the 2020/21 season, making 22 appearances before returning to The Cod Army for the second half of the season.

21/22 would be a far more successful season for him in terms of playing time, as he would have his joint-best goal-scoring season with five while playing 32 games.

After his contract expired, the midfielder joined Doncaster Rovers for the League Two season. His two years with the club were fruitful on a personal level, as he scored 13 goals in all competitions while playing 85 games and scoring in their League Two play-off match against Crewe Alexandra before being injured and missing the return leg.

How Does He Fit in at Shrewsbury?

With Shrewsbury’s team now being overhauled, the midfielder might be a very shrewd addition.

Shrewsbury struggled for goals previous season, scoring the fewest goals in the league with 35. Biggins will provide energy in the middle of the park and might be an ideal substitute for outgoing midfielder Tom Bayliss.

Harrison rated in the top 20% in terms of successful passes per 90 in League One, as well as in the top 28% for possession earned in the final third for his position.

He also adds depth to Shrewsbury’s midfield, which currently has three central midfielders.

 

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