Shrewsbury‘s international striker leaves club by mutual consent

The fact that Shrewsbury Town can boast two players at the top of the League Two scoring chart’s may be the reason why New Zealand international Mark Bright has left the club.

After scoring just two goals in 28 appearances for the club, Bright and the Shrewsbury management have mutually agreed to separate after the Shrews strike force has shot them to fourth in the League Table.

Shrewsbury are now 6/1 to win League Two after starting the season 16/1, and Graham Turner’s side find themselves just four points off league leaders Port Vale.

Mark Wright and Jake Robinson have been in tremendous goalscoring form for Shrewsbury this season and their goals, 18 between the two, have accounted for 58% of Shrewsbury’s total goals this season.

Couple this with summer signing Matt Harold’s contribution of five goals in 15 starts and it’s clear to see why the services of Bright aren’t needed at the Shrews.

Midfielder Wright is currently on 10 goals for the season, five behind League Two’s current top goalscorer Adam Le Fondre.

Le Fondre is the 10/11 favourite to win the League Two golden boot, but considering Jake Robinson’s return to form, the Shrews striker who is on eight goals for the season – two behind his team-mate and seven behind Le Fondre – offers value at 25/1 to win the Golden boot.

Up next for Shrewsbury is a home tie against Cheltenham should the weather permit, and with Cheltenham pushing for a play-off spot, Shrewsbury’s unbeaten home record may be under threat.

But at 5/6 to win, Shrewsbury offer plenty of value considering of their nine home league games, they have won six and drawn three, and Turner’s side could find themselves in the automatic promotion places come Sunday.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the team.