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Edwards departs to return to his Shrewsbury roots

Midfielder leaves Madejski Stadium to put pen to paper with hometown club...

7 January 2019

Reading Football Club can announce that midfielder Dave Edwards has agreed to sign for League One side Shrewsbury Town - the club where he began his professional career.

The former Welsh international, who turns 33 next month, made his professional debut at Gay Meadow against Scunthorpe United back in May 2003 and went on to make 132 appearances for the Shrews before leaving in 2007.

More than a decade later, Edwards will return to his roots and leave the Royals - with whom his contract was due to expire in the summer.

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Edwards became our sixth signing in the summer of 2017 and went on to make 30(+5) appearances for the Royals last season. However, an injury suffered in pre-season sidelined the industrious midfielder in the summer and he hasn’t been able to add to that tally during a frustrating 2018-19.

Dave is reunited with his former Welsh international teammate, Sam Ricketts, who is currently in the hotseat at Shrewsbury Town - and Edwards will now look to help his hometown club climb the League One ladder from their current position of 16th in the third tier of English football.

The Shrews travel to Port Vale tomorrow night for a Checkatrade Trophy tie before returning to league action with a home fixture against Charlton Athletic this weekend. Everyone at Reading Football Club would like to wish Dave the very best of luck for the future.

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