But after talking to Micky and Jacko Town move was easy decision
New Town striker Scott Vernon is coming to the end of his family holiday but took time out to speak to ShrewsWeb about his move to Shrewsbury.
The Manchester born goalscorer started his career with Oldham before moving to Blackpool and helping them win promotion to the Championship. He then had a spell at Colchester in League 1 before making the move north of the border to play for Aberdeen in the SPL.
He had been in talks with a number of clubs about where his future might lie but after coming to look around the Greenhous Meadow and talking to Micky Mellon and Mike Jackson he didn’t take long to make his decision.
“It was a big decision to make at this moment in my career, being out of contract and being a free agent there were other offers out there.” said Scott.
“After coming to the stadium and having a look around a few weeks ago I was happy to get the deal done.
“Knowing Michael Jackson there is a connection, I know how he works, know he’s determined to succeed and that was a big factor in the decision.”
He joins Town as Micky Mellon continues to rebuild the squad with the aim of giving the club its best chance of bouncing straight back. He was quickly impressed with Micky Mellon, his signings and his plans and ambitions for the club.
He added:”I’ve seen there have been a few ins and outs on the playing staff, as well as a change of manager, which is one of those things that happens in football.
“I spoke to Micky Mellon and he was a big factor in the decision, I’ve spoken to a few players who have played under him in the past and they only had good things to say.
“The club would be on a little bit of a downer going from League 1 but it’s now up to us to try our best to get the club back up there.”
Scott played alongside Town’s assistant manager Mike Jackson in the Blackpool side that won promotion to the Championship in the 2006/07 season. The two have kept in touch and Scott is happy to be working with Jacko and playing for Town:”We played together at Blackpool and have kept in touch on and off since then and spoken during that time.
“I know he’s a very professional guy who strives for success and always wants to do the best he can, which is how I like to work as well.
“On a personal note I’m happy to get the deal done and signed and am really looking forward to starting back for pre-season.”
Everyone’s focus now moves to the start of pre-season and the hard work on the training pitch and in the pre-season games.
It’s an important time to get the new look squad to gel and to prepare for the fight back:”During the off-season every team goes and signs players and are then very optimistic about the season ahead.
“We have a feeling that this is going to be a good season for Shrewsbury; we’ve got to work hard every day on the training pitch to make sure that we are a tight group.
“That work will make us a solid unit and one that wants to go out there on a Saturday to win for each other and for the fans.”