MJ on Miles Storey coming in and Sidney Schmeltz returning to Oldham
The news broke this morning that Town had taken striker Miles Storey on loan from Swindon Town ahead of the Port Vale game.
It gives Town’s caretaker manager Mike Jackson another good attacking option as he prepares for the weekends big game. Miles joined up with Town yesterday and has had two good training sessions at Lilleshall with his new teammates.
ShrewsWeb caught up with Jacko after training on Friday to find out more about the new addition:”He’s a good edition, he can add that little bit more pace upfront to give us something different.
“We’ve got Mendez, if he’s fit in time, and also Miles adds that little bit of competition for Tom Eaves which will hopefully kick him on a little bit.
“Miles is a good size, has good pace and has been used by Swindon as a sub a lot. They like to keep the ball but sometimes for a forward that can mean you are waiting for the ball a lot.
“It’s great to have him in the squad and I think he’ll do alright fitting into the way that we are going to play.”
The addition of Miles gives Town a number of different attacking options as they look to find the goals which will help them move away from the League 1 relegation places:”I think we are going to need options in the upcoming games and Miles give us that.
“You need players up front who can add that spark and you also want that ability to take both forwards off and then have two replacements of the same quality.”
One player who won’t be pulling on the blue and amber of Town again is Sidney Schmeltz who has returned to Oldham Athletic. Sidney made the two starts and two substitute appearances for Town but Jacko felt that it wasn’t working out:”It just didn’t work out for Sidney with us but I’d like to thank him for the work he’s done in his time here.
“He’s a different type of character and I need people who can fit into the way we are playing and what we are doing as a team.
“It’s nothing against Sidney as he’s a great lad but I just want people to buy into what we are doing here both on and off the pitch.”
There will be an 8:15 am pitch inspection on Saturday ahead of the Port Vale but Jacko wants the game on and a chance for his team to bounce back from the disappointing performance they put in last week away to Sheffield United:”We want it on; the grounds men have done all they can to ensure that.
“We don’t want games called off and end up with a backlog of games as that doesn’t suit anyone.
“Especially after last week’s game we want a reaction from the players and to try and build up some momentum.
“What we need now is a win to settle everyone down, there has been a lot of talk being done everywhere but now we need to get some results.”