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Mike Jackson looks to the future

13 May 2014

Jacko looking forward to helping shape Town's future

Mike Jackson is looking forward to playing a part in helping to shape Shrewsbury Town's future with the club's new manager Micky Mellon.

Jacko ended last season in charge and will now be the assistant to his former Tranmere Rovers team mate at the Greenhous Meadow, with Danny Coyne, another ex-Tranmere player, continuing as the club's goalkeeping coach.

"It's been well documented about the manager situation, but for me it's just about making sure we move forward," said Jacko.

"I know Mick well and we've had a good chat over the last few days, about what he wants to do moving forward, so I'm happy with it.

"It's good for the club, the decision's been made, and we can start building a team, getting new players in and start looking forward to the new season.

"Micky's come in with his own ideas and we've spoke at length and in depth. We've got similar ideas on what we want to do which is great."

Jacko added he understood the chairman had to consider all options before deciding what was best for the club.

He said: "It's been a big decision for the chairman and everyone involved with the football club. It's not a decision he's rushed.

"He's trying to set things in motion which is going to build for the future." 

Jacko said the spell he had in charge last season had been a real learning curve as he looks ahead to his sixth season with the club. 

He said: "I learnt a hell of a lot last season and I'm sure I'll learn again this season with Mick as well because it's a different voice, a different person.

"He's been at Barnsley, he's been a manager himself, he's been in the situation I've been in so we've spoke about all this." 

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