Shrewsbury warm-up for Boro tie with a win against Burnley

Shrewsbury put the finishing touches to their pre-season with an impressive win at Burnley, with attention now turning to the trip to the Riverside this coming Friday.

The Shrews beat a Clarets side including Nick Pope, James Tarkowski, Dwight McNeil and Chris Wood in a behind closed doors friendly at Burnley’s training ground.

Scott High, a loan signing from Huddersfield Town, and Shaun Whalley got the goals for the the League One side.

Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts is still hopeful of adding to his squad before Friday’s Carabao Cup opener against Boro.

The Shrews made three signings in a day a month ago, but haven’t able to complete any further captures since. Ricketts, though, is confident additions are close.

“I’m still looking for quality, ultimately, over everything else,” he told the Shropshire Star.

“If you get those quality additions then they can certainly make a big difference to the team and squad.

“I’m very specific on getting players who I think can add to us. I’m about as confident as I can be without guaranteeing it.

“When you are going after quality players a number of sides, not only in our league but leagues above, are interested. You need a bit of luck to go your way.”

The Riverside Stadium

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There will be a familiar face in the away dugout on Friday.

Dean Whitehead is Ricketts’ assistant manager this coming season after a summer promotion.

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