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Scott Vernon enjoying pre-season

6 July 2014

Striker quickly settling into his new surroundings

Scott Vernon says he has enjoyed his first week of pre-season training as he quickly settles into his new surroundings as a Shrewsbury Town player.

The former Aberdeen striker is getting to know his team mates as Town prepare for a new League 2 season which will kick off at AFC Wimbledon on August 9.

Scott said: "It's really enjoyable. It's been a good week's training and the lads seem hungry. They've all come in in good shape and the manager's getting his philosophy into us early which is good."

Even at the age of 30, Scott admitted there were a few nerves ahead of coming in for the first day of pre-season after four years at Aberdeen, but he said everyone has been very welcoming.

"There's always that little bit of anxiety but you meet the lads on the first day and they're all a good bunch.

"Everyone seems to be getting on really well. It will take a little while longer to get to know everyone but there doesn't seem to be any bad eggs in the changing room which is obviously a good thing going forward and hopefully when the season starts we'll know each other a lot better."

Scott has welcomed the arrival of another striker at the club with former Tranmere man Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro coming in to join him and James Collins as attacking options for manager Micky Mellon.

He said: "It's always good to have somebody knocking on the door when you get the shirt and putting you under pressure. That's never a bad thing.

"There might be a time when we all play and there might be a time when one of us play or two of us. It's all good competition.

"I remember Jean from coming down to Colchester when I was there. He's a good acquisition and he'll be good for us."

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