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Jacko on Junior Brown

9 June 2016

Assistant manager pleased with Junior staying at Town

Assistant manager Mike Jackson was pleased to see Junior Brown finally sign a new two-year contract to keep him at the club.
The 27-year-old put pen to paper on the deal after impressing in his first season at the club.
And Jackson believes the consistency Brown brings to the side is a big plus.
“It took a little bit to get sorted out but we are delighted he has signed,” Jackson told ShrewsWeb.
“It is the right decision from the lad. He did great last year starting on the left hand side then moving to left back and he made it his own then.
“It was unfortunate that he got injured but now it is a fresh start for him. There are new faces coming in the building as well so I think he can see the club is trying to progress not just on the pitch but off it as well with everything that is going on so we are delighted that he has signed.
“Consistency wise he was one of our best players last season and that is what you are always looking for as staff. 
“You are looking for that consistency in your players where you know what you are going to get and that is what we are trying to do with the people we have brought in and Junior is one of them and we are delighted he has decided to sign. 
“It is not an easy decision sometimes about your career.  You have got to look at everything and you wait for things to see what the club is going to do and I think he has seen what the club is trying to do and is looking at it and thinking he wants to be part of that so credit to him for going ahead and signing.”
Brown made the step up to League One last season having previously been in the fourth tier with Mansfield Town.
And Jackson says Brown proved he was capable to play at this level.
“People when you go up think you should be making marquee signings. It was made public why we weren’t able to make the signings we wanted to last year but he came in and did great and took to it,” he said.
“He took a little time to adapt but he has got into it now. There is room for improvement too. He is a good lad around the place. He is a good character, not a stereotypical footballer and he just goes about his work.
“He is at a good age and athletically he is good. He knows the level and he is in that bracket of where we want him to be. 
“The two year deal gives him a bit of security but it is about him getting his head down now, looking forward and improving.”

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