Scott looking forward to getting going as a Town player
Scott Vernon, one of the many exciting signings brought in by Micky Mellon in recent weeks, admits he is raring to get going as a Shrewsbury Town player.
The former Aberdeen striker is looking forward to meeting up with his new team mates when the Town squad begin pre-season training later this week.
His first aim is securing a place in Town's new-look side and showing just why the manager is so pleased to have secured his services on a two-year deal.
Scott said: "I just want to do what I do and bring my qualities to the table and cement my place in the team.
"I want to be playing football, I know it’s not a given and I’ll need to work hard and prove myself.
"You have to do that in football and I’ll be doing my best to give 100 per cent to make sure that I’m there giving my all and helping the team every Saturday."
Scott has spent the last four years at Aberdeen, scoring 43 goals for the Scottish Premier League Club, but he's now relishing the chance to play in League Two for the first time in his career.
The 30-year-old said: "I haven’t played in England for four years but I’ve played in League 1 and the Championship here so know what it’s about.
"It will be my first season playing in League 2 but I won’t under estimate the challenge at all.
"I know it will be tough, there will be good players in all of the teams and they will all be battling away to get the victories.
"We have to be the same as we all know that it will be a tough league to play in this year."
The Manchester-born striker added he had enjoyed his time at Aberdeen and the chance to play in front of big crowds at Parkhead and Ibrox.
He also helped Aberdeen win the Scottish League Cup last season.
"That is one chapter in my career and now I’m ready to move on to the next one," he added.
"I felt I was due a change and a fresh challenge and that is at Shrewsbury and one that I’m totally looking forward to."
Scott said he had been impressed with the quality of players attracted to Shrewsbury over the summer and he knows all about fellow striker James Collins.
"I saw him at Hibs and he’s another good player and another good acquisition for the club," he said. "He's one that I look forward to playing with if we get the chance.
"I’ve noticed a few of the other players that Micky has brought into the squad and they are all good players.
"There is a lot of quality in the squad already and hopefully we can play the way that the manager wants us to and be successful doing that."
Scott is now ready for pre-season and the fitness work it brings to help the squad get in the best possible shape ahead of the League 2 opener at AFC Wimbledon on August 9.
He said: "We will get in and get our fitness work in and look forward to the games ahead of us.
"It will be tough but it’s the reason that we are all footballers because we love the feeling of getting out there and playing on a Saturday afternoon and winning games.
"Hopefully that will be the case and we can go out there and win games for the fans to give them something to cheer about this season.
"I’m sure the lads will be raring to go with there being a new manager. It will hopefully be an exciting time and we will all be ready for that important away trip to Wimbledon."