Shrewsbury Town snap up Mark Ellis after Crewe Alexandra release

Shrewsbury Town sign Mark Ellis on a free transfer following his release from Crewe Alexandra.

Shrewsbury Town have signed defender Mark Ellis following his release by Crewe Alexandra.

The 25-year-old has agreed a two-year deal with the recently-relegated Shews, after not being offered a contract at Gresty Road.

"It's nice as I'd set myself a deadline to get something sorted and it's come a lot sooner, so that's pleasing," Ellis told BBC Radio Shropshire.

Ellis joined Alex before the 2012-13 season got underway and played a key role in the club's last two successful League One campaigns.

The defender joins Ashley Vincent and Nathaniel Knight-Percival as boss Micky Mellon gets to work shaping Town's new-look squad ahead of the new campaign.

Ashley Vincent of Port Vale in action during the npower League Two match between Northampton Town and Port Vale at Sixfields Stadium on October 27, 2012
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