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Shrewsbury Town fans excited by signing of Matthew Pennington after Everton release

Matthew Pennington has bagged himself a transfer immediately after his release from Everton – and some Shrewsbury Town fans on Twitter are excited by the signing.

English Football League club Shrewsbury, who play in League One, took the 26-year-old on loan during the second half of this season.

The defender has now returned to Shrewsbury permanently by signing a two-year deal (official website). 

After 15 years on the books at Everton, Pennington has finally completed a permanent move away from Goodison Park after the Merseyside club opted not to extend his contract. 

He played nine first-team Everton games after coming through the academy, but has spent the last few years out on various different loan spells. 

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He’s finally found a permanent home to play his football. 

The centre-back impressed during his 20 games in a Shrewsbury shirt in 2021, which is why a selection of their fans are thrilled to see him return.

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Aged 26, it seems crazy that Pennington has been on the club’s books for so long when any chance of a first-team breakthrough seemed to disappear years ago.

Beni Baningime and Callum Connolly are two more Everton-owned players that fall into the same category.

It should be a busy summer for Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti when it comes to deciding the fate of players in his large squad. 

Here are some Shrewsbury fans discussing Pennington:

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