Shrewsbury Town have sacked manager Sam Ricketts the day after his side drew 2-2 with MK Dons.

Ricketts’ side threw away a 2-0 lead to draw at stadium mk in League One on Tuesday (24/11), meaning the Shropshire side now sit second bottom in the third tier of English football after winning just one of their opening 13 games.

The Shrews had lead 2-0 after 50 minutes at stadium mk, and had also had two goals disallowed late in the first half, but Carlton Morris and Cameron Jerome goals ensured MK Dons took a point, with the hosts nearly striking a winner late on.

As a result, Shrewsbury have chosen to part company with both Ricketts and his assistant Dean Whitehead, with the move confirmed by the club earlier today (25/11).

Ricketts’ dismissal brings to an end a two year tenure in charge of the Shropshire side, which saw him manage a win rate of 29% from two years in charge, after leaving Wrexham to take charge at Shrewsbury in December 2018.

In a statement, the club said, “Shrewsbury Town Football Club can confirm this morning that the Club has parted company with Manager Sam Ricketts and Assistant Manager Dean Whitehead.

“The Club would like to place on record our thanks and acknowledge their hard work and dedication to STFC and the community and wish them all the best in the future.

“The search for a new Manager will begin straight away and the Club will aim to find the right candidate as soon as possible.

“The Club will be making no further comment at this time.”