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Fossey joins Shrewsbury on loan

Fulham right back Marlon Fossey has signed for Shrewsbury Town on a season-long loan, the club confirmed this evening.

The American defender heads to Shropshire in search of first-team football after enduring an injury-ravaged couple of years that has hindered his development as one of the most eye-catching members of the Fulham academy. The 21 year-old, who has recently been training with Scott Parker’s senior squad, joins Sam Ricketts’ side, who finished fifteenth in League One last season.

Humphrys heads to Shrewsbury

Fulham striker Stephen Humphrys has signed a new deal at Craven Cottage – but will spend the rest of this season on loan at Shrewsbury.

The 19-year-old’s contract with the Whites now runs until the summer of 2019, with an option to extend by a further year. Humphrys, who scored 25 goals for the club’s youth team in 2015/2016, made his senior debut as a substitute in the 2-2 draw with Derby County in December.

“I’m buzzing,” Humphrys told Fulham’s official website. “It’s a big achievement for me, and my family as well. I’ve come a long way since I first came down to Fulham at 15 years-old, and it’s where I see my future as the club’s definitely going places.

“Making my debut was a very proud moment. It’s something that I’ve worked towards for a long time. My mum and dad were watching in the stands, so it was a big day for me. I’ve been with Shrewsbury for the last few days now training. The club has been really welcoming, and hopefully I can get some goals and help them get out of the sticky spell they’re having at the minute.

“It will be good to get some League One experience, some proper men’s football, and then hopefully I’ll be ready to come back and score some goals for Fulham.

Humphrys set for Shrews loan

Shrewsbury Town are believed to be closing in on the loan signing of 19-year-old Fulham striker Stephen Humphrys.

Paul Hirst is nearing his sixth January signing with the young Fulham forward having watched yesterday’s 1-0 win over Oldham. The tall forward began his career at Bury and remains highly rated at Craven Cottage, having starred for Fulham’s youth team sides and scored regularly for the first team during pre-season.

Passley completes Shrewsbury loan

Fulham defender Josh Passley wants to prove a point after joining Shrewsbury Town on loan.

The 20-year-old arrived at Greenhous Meadow on Thursday after being snapped up by boss Micky Mellon before the emergency loan window slammed shut.

A flying full-back, Passley signed after fellow Cottager Jack Grimmer was recalled to the Championship outfit on Monday.

And now the defender, who has made three appearances for the Fulham first team, is looking to show what he can do with a regular run of games in League Two.

“I’m here to prove a point – both to Shrewsbury and also to Fulham,” he said.

“This is my first loan. It’s a big move for me and I want to get a run of games, pick up results and play well. I want to show everyone I am a good player.

“I had my first training session on Thursday and it went really well.

“I got to spend some time with the lads and they really are a great bunch. It went really well.”

He has big shoes to fill as he looks to replace his Fulham team-mate Grimmer, who made an instant impression at the Meadow.

“I know Jack well and in some ways we are similar players, but in some ways we are different,” Passley said.

“I think I am more of an attacking player and I know the boss here likes to play with wing-backs.

That is a position I have played before and I feel it suits my strengths.”

Grimmer goes to Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury have swooped to sign Fulham defender Jack Grimmer on a month’s loan.

Scotland Under-21 international Grimmer also spent a month on loan at Sky Bet League One club Port Vale last season.

“I’m willing to fight for my place and hopefully, given a chance, I will be able to do that,” he said.

“I am not expecting to come here and be a nailed-on certainty to start because that’s not how football works.

“Looking at the fixtures, there are at least two games a week for the next few weeks, so there’s plenty of game time which I’ll hopefully be able to get.

“I spoke to Micky (Mellon, manager) and he is under the impression that I will fit in nicely to the way he wants to play.

“I know a few of the players from previous clubs and I played against Shrewsbury last season when I was on loan at Port Vale.

“One of my friends, Fraser Fyvie, was on loan here last season so I had a few people I could talk to about the club.

“They all said good things and gave it plenty of compliments so that really was a factor in making it an easy choice to come.”