Sam Hart
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Sam hart of Blackburn Rovers in action during today's training Session at the Senior Training on November 26, 2019 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Rachel Holborn - BRFC/Getty Images)

Shrewsbury Town have confirmed that they have signed defender Sam Hart on loan from Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season.

Shrewsbury Town Sign Defender Sam Hart On Loan

Career So Far

The 23-year-old began started his career at Liverpool, and it was from Anfield where Hart was loaned to Port Vale, where he made his senior debut.

He left Anfield to join Blackburn Rovers in 2017, where he remains to this day despite having only made a handful of appearances.

Hart has had spells with both Rochdale and Southend United on loan. He made 14 appearances across two spells for the former.

The young defender impressed during his last loan spell at Southend United, making 18 appearances in all competitions for the Shrimpers.

What Was Said

Speaking to the official Shrewsbury Town website, manager Sam Ricketts said: “Sam is a young lad who Blackburn signed a few years ago.

“He went out on loan to Southend last year.

“He’s a left-sided player who is very athletic, a good size and has a good left foot. He’s young and has a bright future in the game. He is a great lad and is coming into a good group of players.

“He will add quality to that and add to the environment. He’s a good character and the lads will welcome him. With Ryan getting called back, it was important to get someone in quickly.

“We wanted to get someone in quickly and we are delighted to have done so with someone of Sam’s quality. He is eager to improve which is really good. He’s been out and played for Southend last year and did very, very well.”

Shrewsbury currently sit in 16th place in the League One table, and Sam Ricketts’ side face play-off chasers Fleetwood Town in their next game.

 

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