Striking conundrum continues

Last updated : 29 June 2004 By Matthew Gamble
The new development came when unsettled forward Colin Cramb said he wanted to stay and work for a first XI space.

Last week boss Jimmy Quinn said he thought Cramb was on his way out of the Meadow. Cramb told the Shropshire Star: 'I might have said in the heat of the moment that I'm fed up but I'm not going to leave I'm going to stay and fight for my place'.

Cramb cited the reasons such as not unsettling his young family and not being offered as much money as he was on at Town for staying at the Leage Two club.

Meanwhile, fellow forward Jody Banim is hoping to rise to meet the challenge of Jimmy Quinn.

Banim played a bit-part role last season and fans regularly questioned his fitness.

He has undergone surgery and embarked on a special fitness regime to prepare for the season. Quinn's assistant Dave Cooke told ShrewsWeb: 'Without putting too much pressure on Jody, its a big season for him.

'He's got a lot of rough edges to his game and we knew it would take a little time to work with him.

With what could be seen as a double striking boost, it looks less likely that new personnel will be brought in up front. Whether this is a good or bad thing remains to be seen.