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Boss hit hard by pain of relegation

2 May 2014

Jacko still coming to terms with first relegation in his career

Manager Mike Jackson admits this week has been the worst he's known in football after Shrewsbury Town's relegation from League One was confirmed.
 
Jacko enjoyed plenty of success in his playing career and was also, of course, part of the coaching team at the Greenhous Meadow when Town were promoted two years ago.
 
But he's had much to think about as the pain of relegation continues to sink in.
  
"It's been hard, it's been very hard," he said. "I think the last few days has probably been the worst part of my career since I started football.
 
"I've been in play-off finals and lost but never felt as bad as I have done over the last few days. It hurts.
 
"That's the way I am and it's disappointing because I was obviously given the job to try and get the club out of it and you look at yourself and you blame yourself to a certain extent.
 
"The first person you look at is yourself. Could you have done more? Could you have worked harder? Have you picked the right team? You ask yourself a lot of questions.
 
"I think when it comes down to it the squad's lacked that bit of depth and quality in key areas. 
 
"I always speak about both boxes being crucial at any level you're playing at and with not scoring enough goals this season as a group to give ourselves a real chance, and that's been the key thing for me."  
 

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