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Shrewsbury offer Jon Taylor and Steve Leslie new deals

Jon Taylor
Taylor's being watched by bigger clubs

Talented midfielder Jon Taylor has been offered a new deal by Shrewsbury Town in an effort to keep him at the club.

Taylor, 18, has reportedly received attention from bigger clubs, having hit six goals in 19 starts since making the breakthrough in late January.

Fellow midfielder Steve Leslie is also offered a new deal after a loan at boss Graham Turner's former club Hereford.

Dave Raven and Kevin McIntyre are the highest-profile names to be released, along with Craig Disley.

All three have been hit by injury problems this season.

Four other players were also released, including midfielder Kelvin Lomax, who had completed a six-month loan from Oldham without making a first-team start.

Striker Benji van den Broek has already returned to his native Holland, and Harry Hooman and Danny Taylor were also released, having moved up from the youth squad 12 months previously.

Turner will again be looking to fulfil expectations of promotion to League One next term.

In his first season back in charge, Town lost to Torquay in the League two play-off semi-finals.

That loss followed two previous defeats in the play-off final at Wembley - to Bristol Rovers in 2007 and Gillingham in 2009 under his predecessors, Gary Peters and Paul Simpson.

"There'll obviously be conversations with the chairman about how we can change things," Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire, "and how we can strengthen the squad for next season.

"There's got to be that determination that having got so close this season, we've got to improve one or two things and hope we can kick on next season and finally do it."

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