Micky Mellon relishing the chance to build a team to excite Town fans
New Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon is relishing the chance to build a team to excite the fans at the Greenhous Meadow.
The Scot, appointed earlier this week, has a clear vision of how he wants Town to play and has pledged to assemble a hard working squad capable of producing exciting performances.
Mellon said: "I love football, I know how I want it to be played, and I can't wait to get back in.
"I'm probably the only person at the moment who doesn't want to have a summer as I want to get stuck straight back in and get back into the football.
"I'll put a team together that excites the fans, there's no doubt about that. It will represent them properly and work very hard for them, and I'm sure they'll be in for some good times.
"The bottom line's about winning but I'm very keen that people enjoy the process of that. I want us to pass it, to pass it quickly, I want us to work hard to get the football back when we lose it, I want us to play with great spirit and ambition, with fire in their bellies.
"I know they're only words but I'm sure I know how to get that out of the team. I've done it before and I'm excited about doing it again. I'm excited about doing it for the people of Shrewsbury."
Mellon led Fleetwood from the Conference North into the Football League during a highly successful spell in charge of the Lancashire club and more recently he's been assistant manager at Barnsley in the Championship.
He's now looking forward to working closely with his coaching staff of Mike Jackson and Danny Coyne along with the club's new chief executive Matt Williams.
"I'll get the backing and the help that's required from Matt Williams, the staff and the chairman, the fans," said Mellon.
"I've no doubt that I'll be able to put a team together here that represent them properly.
"We've got to get the recruitment right. We're looking at targets and people who fall into the DNA of what we want to see as a Shrewsbury Town player underneath the philosophies that we have, and that the fans and the chairman want to see.
"We'll be very careful about who we recruit for the football club. They will have to be good people as well who want to come here and be part of an exciting project."
He added: "I'm very excited about a new start. I can't wait to show the fans the team that we believe we will be able to put together - then we can go and attack the division head on."