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Mike Jackson Pre-Mansfield Town

13 November 2014

Assistant manager wants to keep run going

Assistant manager Mike Jackson has been pleased with Shrewsbury Town's recent performances and results and wants to see that form continue against Mansfield Town on Saturday.

Micky Mellon's Shrews host the Stags in Sky Bet League 2 at the weekend (3pm kick-off) looking to record their sixth straight league win and potentially climb to the top of the table if results go their way.

And Jackson wants to see Town keep that run of good form going against Paul Cox's side in the Greenhous Meadow clash.

"The results that we've had recently have been very good," said Jackson.

"The performances more than anything else have been excellent, so we're really pleased.

"It's another home game for us, we've had a tough game at Walsall last Saturday in the FA Cup.

"Now it's back to the league and we want to keep that momentum going and keep everyone wanting to be a part of this group, which they are, so we're looking forward to it."

Goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler came off injured in the 2-2 draw at Walsall last weekend but has been back in training to fight for the number one jersey with Mark Halstead and Callum Burton.

"All the goalkeepers have trained so we'll have a look at Jayson," said Jackson.

"But Mark (Halstead) has been training well and he'll be ready to go. If he gets his chance, he'll take it."

Midfielder Ryan Woods will miss the game against Mansfield as a result of the five yellow cards he has picked up this season, but Jackson feels there is plenty of quality ready to step into his place.

"There's quality players ready to step in for Woodsy," he said.

"You've got players like Weso(lowski), (Bobby) Grant, (Liam) Lawrence, Jordan Clark, and Aaron Wildig who is coming back to fitness."

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