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Micky Looks To Resolve Issues

7 June 2015

Ginnelly, Grandison, squad strengthening and pre-season games on the agenda

Micky Mellon will return to his desk next week to try to resolve several issues to continue his Shrewsbury Town makeover for League One.
The Town boss gets back from holiday this weekend and is due to sit down with chairman Roland Wycherley to discuss several matters, including nailing down the futures of highly-rated winger Josh Ginnelly and defender Jermaine Grandison.
Chief executive Matt Williams said: “Micky is back from holiday and I suspect once he gets back he will meet with the chairman to see where we’re at.
“We made Josh two contract offers but we haven’t heard back from him or his agent yet.
“We want Josh to stay because he could be a big player for us, but if him and his agent want to look at other options, then the offer remains on the table as a basis for our compensation.
“The fact he has been on the bench and appeared as a substitute three times for our first team will increase his value.
“But we haven’t had any telephone calls about him.”
The club are also looking to finalise Grandison’s future.
“Jermaine’s agent has called me to try to arrange a meeting and has said ‘let’s speak’,” said Williams.
“At this time of the year a lot of people are still hedging their bets so we’ll see what happens.
“But we’re ploughing on with options and trying to keep the plates spinning.
“Mike Jackson (assistant manager) has been talking to players this week so we have our options.”
Meanwhile, Town are looking to arrange pre-season games on two Tuesdays in July, the 21st and the 28th.
Williams said: “Micky wants a very similar pre-season schedule to last year, where we played one Premier League team, a Championship side, a newly-promoted team and a couple of League Two/Conference teams.
“Last year we played West Brom, Watford, Cheltenham, Kidderminster and Altrincham.”
So far, Town have arranged to play Cardiff and Wolves at the Greenhous Meadow on July 18 and 25 respectively, and at Tranmere, who have been relegated to the Conference, on August 1.

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