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Jackson Calls For Focus Ahead Of Burton

1 January 2015

Assistant manager pleased to be at the top

  • Jackson pleased with how season has gone so far
  • Assistant manager calls for even further improvement
  • Town travel to fourth-placed Burton on Saturday

Assistant manager Mike Jackson insists Shrewsbury Town must remain focused on Saturday's game at Burton Albion as opposed to the Sky Bet League 2 standings.

Watch a short clip of Jackson's interview ahead of the Burton match below.
"I'm learning all the time," insisted Jackson.

"I've learnt a lot from the last year and I will continue to learn. The whole situation, dealing with players, tactics, games - no course can prepare you for that.

“It was really hard last season. It had never happened to me before but I've had the chance to redeem it which is great.”

Jackson has stuck with the club despite relegation last season and he insists his own managerial aspirations were not shattered, and he is still continuing to learn himself.

"We've worked a lot on the mental side, but a lot of the credit has to go to Micky," said Jackson.

"The place was upside down with people leaving when he came in.

"He has embraced the staff that were here, trusted people to do jobs and everyone's bought into it.

"Slowly but surely, it's built and people throughout the whole community are feeling part of something."

Jackson also spoke about the influence manager Micky Mellon has had since taking over as gaffer at Greenhous Meadowin in the summer.

“I think it has been well documented that we would have snapped your hand off to be up there at this stage at the start of the season after the amount of players we had to bring in," said Jackson.

“It is a credit to everybody involved with the football club.

“But now we have to really dig in and look for different ways to improve.

“That is something we have done consistently throughout the season in training, in recovery, and in preparation so we know how to look at how we can continue get better.”

And Jackson, who has been with the club since 2008 is proud of the hard work put in so far but knows there is still plenty to do if the Shrews are going to get promoted.

Town sit top of the league table, level on points with Wycombe heading into 2015 and will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run to six matches when they visit the Pirelli Stadium (3pm kick-off) at the weekend.

.HEREWatch the full interview with Jackson on Shrews Player

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