Shrews blast for Asamoah

17 August 2007 10:24
Shrewsbury Town manager Gary Peters has hit out at Derek Asamoah after the striker sealed a move to Nice. Peters has accused the 26-year-old frontman of having a trial without the Shrews' knowledge prior to his £50,000 move to the French top-flight side. Asamoah joined the League Two club last summer, but Peters is glad to see the back of him after revealing he planned to sack the player and retain his registration had the trial not gone well. "It's a sorry end to a saga I haven't enjoyed. I would have loved to see Derek leave with our blessing as a hero," he told the club's official website. "But he's probably gone in a manner that fits his selfishness." "Derek took it upon himself just to disappear. There was no permission asked for or permission given and no knowledge of his whereabouts. "We found out he had gone to Nice, was there on trial, played in a game for them even though he had no clearance from the FA, Football League or Shrewsbury Town. "It's not what we expect, but I think Shrewsbury Town will be a better club because of it."

Source: ESA