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3 March 2015

Mike Jackson's thoughts after the 2-1 win at Accrington

Shrewsbury assistant boss Mike Jackson felt Shrewsbury got what they deserved following hard fought a 2-1 win over Accrington Stanley.

Town returned to the top of the League Two table thanks to a goal in either half form former Stanley star Bobby Grant.

And Jackson, who spoke to the press instead of boss Micky Mellon, was delighted with his players as they bounced back from back-to-back defeats.

“It was a great win, especially after the last couple of results,” he said.

“The reaction was what we wanted and all the lads worked really hard and the spirit and attitude was spot on.

“The intensity levels were miles better.

“We had a chat with them about raising the intensity both with and without the ball and they did that. I think we got what we deserved.”

Jackson was delighted for two goal hero Grant who has been on the Town bench in recent weeks following a brief dip in form.

“To be fair to Bobby he has been out of the side, but sometimes when that happens it gives you a chance to really have a look what is going on.

“He worked really hard and he got his just rewards. I’m delighted for him because the lad has got quality.

“He has come back into the side and grasped his opportunity with both hands.”

Having employed a diamond formation in recent weeks, Salop reverted to their favoured 3-5-2 for the visit to the Crown Ground.

“I think that formation suited us better,” Jackson said.

“Everyone knows their roles a little bit better. But I don’t think the recent defeats have been down to formations – I think they have been down to intensity.

“I’m just delighted we got the win and have returned to the top of the table because that is where everyone wants to be.

“I’m also delighted for the fans because they have come up here and stood in the wind and rain to support us. They were fantastic.”

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