Shrews release Drysdale
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Shrewsbury Town have released defender Leon Drysdale by mutual consent.Shrewsbury Town have announced that defender Leon Drysdale has left the League Two club by mutual consent.
The 23-year-old has settled on the remainder of his contract that was due to expire at the end of the current season.
Drysdale's contract settlement with the Gay Meadow outfit will allow the former Nuneaton Borough player to find a new club, with Shrews boss Jimmy Quinn admitting the defender could not find his way into his first team.
"He's accepted a settlement and it's unfortunate, but he had Darren Moss ahead of him," said Quinn.
"Hopefully, he'll get regular football now because he's a good defender and a decent lad. It's just one of those things."
Another player that will not be staying with Shrewsbury is striker Tony Naylor after Quinn opted against offering the veteran a contract.
The former Telford United hit-man had been training for the past two weeks with the club, but Quinn felt he was not ready for action with The Shrews.
"I've had a word with Tony and it was difficult because he hadn't done a lot of pre-season," he added.
"He played a couple of times for the reserves, but he's probably not better than what we've already got at the club."