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Jacobson ready to tackle leaders

31 January 2014

Joe looking for Town to push Brentford all the way

Consistent Shrewsbury Town defender Joe Jacobson insists the Greenhous Meadow squad are relishing the chance to host League One leaders Brentford on Saturday.
 
The Bees head north from London unbeaten in their last 17 games as they chase promotion to the Championship.
 
Town will start the day in the relegation zone but Jacobson said confidence had been boosted by last weekend's improved performance at Swindon and that caretaker manager Mike Jackson had made a positive impact.
 
"They're a very good team and they deserve to be where they are in the league," said Jacobson, fully aware of the threat Brentford will pose.
 
"There's no tougher game than playing against the team that are top of the league but we've got a lot of confidence over the last week.
 
"Everyone came off after the Swindon game gutted by the result but quietly confident about the way that we played.
 
"We want to take that into the weekend and take the game to Brentford rather than maybe being a bit more cautious like we have been recently.
 
"We're all looking forward to it and we can't wait to go."
 
Jacobson said the squad were enjoying life under Jacko who has stepped up to caretaker manager following last week's departure of Graham Turner.  
 
"I've worked with him over the last couple of years quite closely and I think he's a very good coach," said the left back. "He's helped me a lot and I would be delighted if he gets it.
 
"That's obviously not up to me. It's up to the chairman and the board to decide what they want and it's out of our hands really."
 
Jacobson added the players were desperate to give the Town fans something to get excited about after the recent run of disappointing results at the Meadow.
 
He said: "Obviously the fans help massively when you're at home. We've got no qualms with what they've been like recently with the team not doing so well.
 
"It's understandable how they're reacted and that's fine. It's up to us to change that and put that right.
 
"The only way we can do that is by putting on a performance for them and if we can do that and they back us up with their vocal noise then there's no reason why we can't get a result."     


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