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Jacko wants Town to keep it tight

10 April 2014

Aim to keep Town hard to beat

Mike Jackson knows it's important Shrewsbury Town continue to keep it tight at the back to stay on on course to move clear of the League One relegation zone.
 
Town have kept five clean sheets in 14 matches since Jacko took over with the latest shut out paving the way for Saturday's important 1-0 win over Stevenage.
 
Now he wants more clean sheets, starting with Saturday's key trip to Tranmere Rovers, to give Town the best possible chance of staying up. 
 
He said: "At this stage of the season if you're losing games and losing a lot of goals, it affects confidence a lot.
 
"You've got to be hard to beat. That doesn't mean being negative, it means everyone's got to do their shift defending, not just the back four.
 
"I think they've done that and we've got to continue to do that because if you ship goals away you're not going to win any games at all.
 
"We've tried to do that as well get the attacking side as well."
 
Jacko opted to swap keepers for the Stevenage game with Chris Weale recalled after 10 games on the bench.
 
"He had a couple of bits to do but it will be good for him just to get a game under his belt, get some game time again," added the manager.
 
"It will do his confidence the world of good getting a clean sheet as well. We've had quite a few clean sheets now and I think you have to continue to do that."   



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