Esson reveals Scottish offers
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ryan Esson has revealed that he shunned interest from the SPL to join Shrewsbury.
Goalkeeper Ryan Esson has revealed that he received offers to stay in the Scottish Premier League before opting to sign for Shrewsbury.
The 26-year-old transferred to Gay Meadow last week after seeing out his contract at Aberdeen.
He only made 19 appearances for The Dons last term and it had appeared to be a relatively easy decision to head south of the border.
However, Esson has now explained that he turned down the offer of a new deal with Aberdeen.
There was also interest from SPL outfit Dunfermline, but the shot-stopper is eager to challenge himself in England.
"I had a month on loan at Rotherham a few years back but didn't really play so I am looking forward to testing myself in England," he told the Shropshire Star.
"There was an offer on the table to stay at Aberdeen and it was a big decision to leave because I had been with the club a long time.
"But I had not been in the team for the last few months and I need to be playing games."
Following Joe Hart's move to Manchester City, Esson will vie for the number one spot at Shrewsbury with Chris McKenzie.