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Chief executive hails Micky Mellon's appointment

14 May 2014

Matt Williams expecting Micky to bring attacking football to Town

New chief executive Matt Williams has told Shrewsbury Town supporters  to expect an attacking brand of football, after the club unveiled Micky  Mellon as their new manager yesterday.

The Scot has been brought in on a one-year rolling contract, and is targeting an instant return to League One with The Shrews by playing attractive football.

Williams, who will work closely with the former-Fleetwood boss and his coaches Mike Jackson and Danny Coyne, is thrilled by the appointment.

“Micky Mellon is infectious. His enthusiasm and attacking brand of football will excite the fans,” said Williams. “He’s a good guy who is passionate about being successful, which fits into our project. He plays the game in the right way.”

Mellon guided Fleetwood into the Football League by gaining over 100 points in 2012, after a playing career with the likes of Blackpool and Tranmere, and is hoping to bring the feel-good factor back to The Greenhous Meadow.

“I was the one that suggested he should speak to him, although we saw three or four people. Micky first came down to see the chairman on Friday and they had four hours together which, for a job interview, is some going.

“I think the chairman has bought into the way Micky wants to do things, like I knew he would do. They both hit it off and there’s a spark between them,” said Williams, who officially starts his role on May 27.

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