Shane Lewis Cansdell-Sherriff
(born 10 November 1982), also known simply as Shane Sherriff
, is an Australian football
player currently playing for English Football League Two
team Shrewsbury Town
. Traditionally a left or central defender
, Sherriff has also been deployed on the left side of midfield.
Sherriff's first professional club was Leeds United
, who spotted him playing for the New South Wales
academy team. He spent three years at the club, but only tasted first team football on loan at Rochdale
in 2002. Sherriff was released by Leeds during the club's financial crisis in 2003, and signed for Danish Superliga
side AGF Aarhus
. After three years in Denmark
, he was signed by Tranmere Rovers
at the start of the 2006/07 season after impressing manager Ronnie Moore
on trial and was made club captain, making over 40 appearances in his debut season. During the 2007/08 season, injuries to the club's first choice wingers Steve Davies
and Chris Shuker
and the arrival of Andy Taylor
at left back saw Sherriff frequently appearing on the left side of midfield.
On 28 June 2008 he signed for Football League Two
team Shrewsbury Town on a two-year deal worth £312,000. He scored a goal on his debut, a 40 yard thunderbolt, in the 4–0 win over Macclesfield Town
on 9 August 2008. He established himself as a first team regular at the club, and in June 2010, he signed a new two-year contract with the club.