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Micky Mellon: "We're on track"

6 June 2014

Gaffer happy with the way his squad is starting to shape up

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon insists he's happy with how his recruitment drive is shaping up as he approaches the end of his first month in charge.
Micky, who will return to his desk from a family holiday on Monday, is delighted to have completed the signing of five players with Ashley Vincent, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Mark Ellis, Mickey Demetriou and James Collins all coming on board.
More will follow with the boss enjoying the challenge of putting an exciting squad together.   
He said: "It's a good club, Shrewsbury, and I want to make sure we get players here who want to be part of this project who are as excited as what I am about working for this football club and working for the fans.
"With the facitities that we've got, it's a club that's a really good place to be.
"We're on track and I'm really happy where we're at. We're working very hard.
"Jacko's been in every day that I've been away, but I'm in constant contact with the chairman, Matt Williams, Danny Coyne, Skitty the physio, so I know everything that's going on."
Micky said he felt the disappointment around the club following relegation when he first visited the Meadow, but he's quickly set about moving things forward. 
He added: "I knew the disappointment from last season. I felt that when I came to the football club that there was huge disappointment, but that's good because I don't want anybody to be delighted with getting relegated.
"I was determined that I was going to try and move things forward as quickly as I could, but with caution and with thought because I want a certain type of player at the club.
"I had an idea of the type I wanted and definitely players like Ashley Vincent and Nathaniel Knight-Percival were people I wanted to get in very early.
"All these players were first targets when I first walked in the door. We've got a few more that we've got gentleman's agreements on and we're probably just waiting to get that last little bit of clearance on, but there should be some more good news soon."

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