Assistant Manager Praises Team Effort“We assessed him yesterday because he had a tweak in training and we decided not to risk him today," said Jackson.
“It is a nerve problem in his leg so we didn’t want to risk it and aggravate the injury or waste a substitution. We are hoping he will be fit for the Crewe game.”
And Jackson provided an update on the fitness of midfielder Junior Brown, who missed out at Southend, following the game.
“He worked so hard to get back to fitness so it was brilliant to see him score.
“We were all devastated to see Wesolowski get injured again last week but we are relieved to have Knight Percival back in the team as he is a quality defender.
“Away from football he is such a gentlemen too so I am so delighted he is progressing.”
“I am delighted for him,” said Jackson.
And Jackson admits he was pleased for the defender in particular.
Knight-Percival, who was playing only his third game since returning from a long-term injury, popped up to head home from Liam Lawrence’s free-kick in the second period.
“Confidence is sky high now after winning two away from home.
“It isn’t just in the league either. We had some great performances against Palace and Blackburn.
“We have lost a few players this summer and changed the way we play a bit this season but it all seemed to come together today.”
The result gave Shrewsbury their second away league win of the season following a 2-1 victory at Barnsley a week before.
“Larnell Cole has been great since he has been here. He has such talent and his work rate off the ball was fantastic.
“Young players get criticised for their work rate sometimes but his is fantastic. This is just the starting point for him and he will definitely get better.”
“We went out there with a game plan and the lads delivered it to the letter against a good Southend side.
“The formation worked well. We have looked at different ways of playing such as three at the back and a diamond and we are trying to fit players in who will give us a bit more going forward.
“Our forwards have got a lot of speed and this formation fits us well at the moment.
“The work rate was excellent. We told the lads in the build-up to the game to have a bit more confidence in themselves and we saw that from the squad today.
“The win will be a big boost for the group and we are delighted.
“I think we were the better side and thoroughly deserved the win.
“We have to give credit to the players,” said Jackson.
And Jackson believes confidence is high in the camp now.
Nathaniel Knight-Percival’s second-half header earned Town all three points in the Sky Bet League 1 clash at Roots Hall.
Assistant manager Mike Jackson praised the work rate of Shrewsbury Town following their 1-0 win at Southend United on Saturday.