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Ainsworth wishes Winfield well

14 June 2013

Gareth Ainsworth has paid tribute to departing skipper Dave Winfield.

“I’m gutted to lose him but that’s football. It’s now up to me to fill the gap.”

“I haven’t met many more dedicated and professional players than Dave. He’s attitude is Premier League and hopefully I’ve had an input in his career.

“I’ve tried to keep things private regarding contracts and I did my best to keep Dave, but I fully understand him wanting to test himself at a higher level.

“I wish Dave all the best at Shrewsbury,” Ainsworth told

Winfield agreed a deal to sign for League 1 side Shrewsbury Town on Thursday after rejecting a new and improved contract at Adams Park.

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