Lawrence limbering up for new life in League Two
FORMER Ireland man Liam Lawrence says he is settling into his new life - in League Two with Shrewsbury Town.
Just a few months after he was playing in the Europa League group stages for Greek outfit PAOK, Lawrence starts life in England's fourth tier having agreed a move to Shrewsbury, following relegation from the Championship with Barnsley last season.
"I'm starting to get my form I think and in the recent games have started to find my feet and my touch," says the 32-year-old, who joined Barnsley from PAOK in January but was unable to prevent them dropping down into League One.
"We've gelled so quickly and there is such a good feel about the place and you can see that when we are playing. We've got a good togetherness and that will be important over the season.
"It doesn't matter what the age groups are there are no cliques here, everyone is just focused on the task ahead of winning the first games of the season and getting off to a good start."
Meanwhile, Watford hope that Keith Andrews will be a big addition to their squad for the Championship season ahead.
Dubliner Andrews made his debut in a pre-season friendly last weekend and boss Beppe Sannino feels that the 33-year-old will make an impact.
"Andrews is a man and a player who will help us," said Sannino.
"He is a man with good personality and good character and I believe he is a good addition to the squad."