Shipley is a decent, versatile squad player plus he's home grown and cheap. He's got obvious flaws e.g. his final ball around the box is shocking, but he's improved for consecutive seasons now. His biggest plus is that he does something that none of our other midfielders have done in the last couple of years and that's make runs beyond the strikers and taking up goalscoring positions inside the box as well as being able to hit from longer range - which is why he pops up with important goals. He's also neat and tidy on the ball when he has options around him although struggles a bit 1 on 1 as he doesn't have the pace of Thomas or trickery of Bright/Bayliss. I think he will be the type of player who continues to improve each season and maximises his ability over his career. Will end up a very solid, if not spectacular, lower league central midfielder by the time he reaches his peak.