Aaron Pierre: Shrewsbury Town sign Northampton defender for undisclosed fee

Aaron Pierre
Aaron Pierre scored in his final game for Northampton, a 5-2 win at Oldham in May

Shrewsbury Town have signed Northampton Town defender Aaron Pierre for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

Pierre, 26, scored six goals in 60 league games for the Cobblers after joining from Wycombe in July 2017.

"It is a really good signing and a player who we have been chasing for a while now," boss Sam Ricketts told the club website.

"I went and had him watched an awful lot towards the end of last season as he was a player who was in my plans."

Pierre is Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts' fourth signing of the summer.

Sam Ricketts' summer business

Ricketts has also brought in another defender, Ethan Ebanks-Landell from Wolves and two strikers, Millwall veteran Steve Morison and Daniel Udoh, from non-league AFC Telford United.

The Salop boss has also turned round his backroom team, having brought in Graham Barrow as assistant manager and made Eric Ramsey his first-team coach.

In addition, former WBA and Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen was last week appointed the club's new goalkeeping coach.

The 44-year-old 6 ft 5 in Dane was previously at Bury under Shrewsbury old boy Ryan Lowe, who has now moved on to become the new manager of Plymouth Argyle.

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