Micky looking forward to working with Junior Brown again
Junior Brown has joined Town ahead of the start of pre-season and Micky Mellon is looking forward to working with the left-winger again.
Micky signed Junior when he was in charge at Fleetwood and the two shared success as the Flyde coast side went from Conference to the Football League.
The Town manager has spoken about wanting to bring in a left sided attacking player and Brown fits that bill perfectly.
Junior's exciting brand of wing play will add a flexibility to the Town line-up and Micky is sure that the Town faithful will be quick to warm to him:”“He’s a player I’ve had before and I know the strengths he will bring to the group.
“He’s exactly what we’re looking for, I’ve always enjoyed working with him and I’ve always had a good relationship with him.
“I’m sure he’ll become a real fans’ favourite - through his style of play, what he’ll bring to the group and he’ll score goals as well.
“He’s left-footed, he can play wing back or anywhere along that left hand side and will be a fantastic addition to the group.”
Over the summer Micky's recruitment has been made in mind to make Town able to set-up with different formations when needed. It's about getting a proper balance to the side and Junior's natural left foot will add another option to the Town armoury:“We felt we needed that. He can be a goal threat, he’s got fantastic dribbling skills and he has a turn of pace.
“Having worked with him before, he’s a competitor and a winner so he’s a player that the Shrewsbury fans will enjoy watching, and I’m looking forward to him getting the opportunity to meet all the new lads and seeing how they all play.”
Despite only being 26 years of age Junior has a lot of experience for his age. He's played in the Conference, League 2 and League 1 and has won promotion a number of times:“He’s won championships with myself so he knows what it takes to work hard and he knows what to expect because the standards I expect from all of the players, he’s experienced that before.
“I’m delighted with all of the squad now and I’m really pleased with the group we’ve brought together and I’m looking forward to them getting to work.”
The other new signing yesterday was promising keeper Shaun Rowley agreeing his professional deal with Town. Micky is delighted to have Shaun as part of his team and is looking forward to working with him more:“I’m delighted about that because it’s important to develop our own talent.
“That’s seven that have come through the system into the first-team squad so that’s terrific for the club that we’re using that form of recruitment right.
“We’re getting young players through and it means if you come to Shrewsbury as a young player, you’ll get an opportunity to make your way to the first team.
“We’re delighted Shaun has decided to join us and he’s a lad of great promise.