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Micky keen to reward the backing of fans

7 August 2014

Manager wants to give Town fans an exciting season

Micky Mellon is keen to give Shrewsbury Town supporters an exciting season having been delighted with the warm welcome he's received since being appointed manager in May.

He takes charge of his first competitive game this weekend when Town open the League 2 season at AFC Wimbledon and he's fully aware of the responsibility he and the players have towards the fans.
"It's a wonderful support," said Micky. "I've had nothing but warm wishes since I came here. Myself and the players are very much aware of who we're representing.

"We're very much aware of the impact that we have on people who support us and the people of Shrewsbury by the performances that we put in.

"We remind the players of that all the time, the impact we have on the community by our performances, both positive and negative.

"There will be a minimum that I'll expect from our team and that they have a right good go because these people are following us around and supporting them and we absolutely appreciate them.

"We look forward to seeing them and looking forward to Shrewsbury Town marching forward as a group both with the fans and the players and all the staff.

"It's going to be an exciting season, I believe that. I'll give them a wave before the game and a wave after the game to thank them for being there, but we'll make sure we know the responsibility we have by putting that jersey on for them."    

Micky added he was delighted to have been able to build an exciting squad for the supporters to watch which includes 16 summer signings.  

"I promised them right at the start when I first came in that I would build them a team that I believe they could be proud of and feel that they were theirs," he said. "I think I've got a squad now together that backs that statement up."

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