Peters happy without deal
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Shrewsbury Town boss Gary Peters insists he is happy to work without a contract.Shrewsbury Town boss Gary Peters insists he is happy to work at Gay Meadow without a contract.
The former Exeter City manager declined to sign a two-and-a-half year deal with the Shropshire outfit, claiming it would not 'be morally right' at the time.
The Shrews have been in a fight to stave off relegation back to The Conference following their play-off success last term.
Peters's contractual situation has prompted reports that League Two rivals Chester City are interested in appointing him as successor to the departed Ian Rush.
However, Peters seems unfazed at not being under contract and stated that ensuring the club's Football League status was more important at this stage.
"I was offered a two-and-a-half year deal when I first came here, but turned it down because I didn't think it would be morally right," Peters insisted.
"If I don't keep the club up, and we're in The Conference with me on a two-and-a-half year deal, they would have to pay me a lot to get rid of me.
"That's not morally right, and I'm quite happy working without a contract - it's no big deal."
Meanwhile, Peters's search for new faces has seen him hand a trial to Scunthorpe United youngster Russell Penn.
The 19-year-old midfielder has yet to make a first team debut for Brian Laws's side and the player has decided to have a run-out in Shrewsbury's reserves at Wrexham this week.