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Boss wishes Jon Taylor well at Posh

15 June 2014

Micky backs Jon to do well at Peterborough

Micky Mellon insists Jon Taylor left Shrewsbury Town with the club's very best wishes after he signed for League One Peterborough United.

The winger had been Town's longest serving player until he accepted the chance to sign for Posh last week.

Speaking for the first time about the departure of Shrewsbury's top scorer last season, the manager said he wished the Liverpudlian every success.

Micky said: "I came into this situation where there was interest in him. Having spoken to the lad, he wanted to play at as high a level as possible.

"Of course we are disappointed to see him Jon go, but I must stress having spoken to him and his dad that it was such a big decision for him.

"He loves the football club, he really does, and he had to probably make a head rules his heart decision to play at a level he believes he wanted to play at. We couldn't stand in his way with that.

"We believe we got fairly compensated for Jon and we wish him all the best, we really do. He's a great lad and has been a great servant to the football club.

"I promised him I would make the fans aware of that and his did because he told he that he used to travel with the away fans following to games. They will always be fans of the football club.

"He absolutely goes with our best wishes and we really wish him well."

Micky also spoke about the decision behind the departures of central defenders Tamika Mkandawire and Dave Winfield after a season at the club.

He said: "It was nothing against them personally, nothing ability wise, I just wanted to put my own team together.

"It was just one of those situations that you get in football, that any manager coming into a football club wants to put his own team together so that was the situation with these guys.

"I spoke to both of them and I know that they understood that. They were both ultimate professionals in the way that they dealt with that."

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