Welshman on trial at Shrews

Last updated : 11 January 2006 By Andy Parsons

The former Birmingham City and Wales Under-21 player played the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 win against Blackpool.

Evans is one of five players who have been told they do not have a future at the club and his contract expires this summer.

The 22-year-old was informed along with Lee Peacock and Paul Heckingbottom that their deals would not be renewed and despite Evans suffering a major knee injury in 2003, he has never been given a chance to impress after returning to fitness.

But that will not deter Town boss Gary Peters in pursuing the player, he told his club's official site: "At Sheffield Wednesday they have got a lot of left-sided players, in some clubs they may only have one left footer and they will play week in, week out.

"Wednesday don't really play with out and out wingers and there is a possibility they might let Richard go out on loan or a more permanent deal.

"He gets to the byline and puts in a great left-footed delivery from corners and free-kicks as well as free play."