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Jacko Given Extra Time

31 January 2014

Mike Jackson to stay in charge for five games.

Shrewsbury Town chairman Roland Wycherley this morning confirmed that Mike Jackson will continue in charge of the club initially for a total of 5 games.

With Tuesday night’s game at Colchester falling foul of the weather the chairman thought it only fair to give Mike extra time.

“There has unprecedented interest from both fans and the media about who will become the new manager of Shrewsbury Town Football Club," said the chairman.

"We have had more than 50 managers and agents get in touch since Graham Turner took the decision to step down. There have been many names speculated in the press and some of these have applied but others have not.

"Who ever becomes the next manager it is clearly a very important decision for the football club and one which we must endeavour to get right.

"Michael Jackson has taken up the caretaker position and anyone who travelled to Swindon will have been pleased with the effort, determination and performance which the team put in.

"The addition of Fraser Fyvie, Bahrudin Atajic, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Joseph Mills proves that if Michael believes there is a player who he can add to the squad who will improve it then we will back him.

"The fans who travelled to Swindon will have seen a performance which gives hope to us all and we had hoped this would continue against Colchester.  Unfortunately, this game fell foul of the weather and I felt that it was unfair to judge Michael on the Swindon game and Saturday’s game against Brentford.

"I’ve taken the decision for Michael to remain in charge of the team for the next five games and this will give us a chance to take a proper look at how the team and players respond.

"Saturday’s game against Brentford could not be a tougher task for any team in our division. It’s a game where all the fans need to do their best to back the players and Michael, and hopefully we can see another good performance, but this time with a positive result." 

REW


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