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Micky Mellon On Budget

11 June 2015

Manager Insists Town Must Spend Wisely

  • Shrews have completed four signings so far
  • Micky still looking to add to squad

  • Boss taking Financial Fair Play into account
"There are still areas that I want to recruit in but we haven’t got masses of money," said Micky.

"We have to be more thoughtful about the types we bring in whereby they’re at certain stages of their careers.

"They need to be very young or at a certain age where we know we’re going to get a couple of years out of them.

"We can’t compete financially with a lot of clubs in this league for what are seen as the better players - we just can’t pay the sort of wages to do that.

"But we won’t be looking for excuses - I will be judged on the players that I bring in.

"I still want to bring in two or three more but they won’t be Cristiano Ronaldo or massive marquee signings.

"But they will be players who will come here and I believe will do very well.

"We have a wage structure at the club that will prevent us from signing the top players that are seen as the ones delivering at the moment.

“I don’t want to be coming across as making excuses but I’m stating a fact that we will have one of the smallest budgets in the league because of Financial Fair Play and we have to make sure we spend wisely.

“I believe we’re doing that in order to remain competitive in this league.

“But FFP means we can’t spend more than our ceiling."


And Micky admits he is looking into the possibility of bringing in more faces but says Town have to fall in line with Financial Fair Play.

Town have already signed four players - Matt Sadler, Martin Woods, Abu Ogogo and Shaun Whalley - ahead of their return to the third tier in English football.

Manager Micky Mellon insists Shrewsbury Town have to be more thoughtful about player recruitment this summer ahead of the 2015/16 Sky Bet League 1 campaign.


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