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Jack Hendry On Signing On Loan

24 March 2016

Defender Looking To Get Games For Town

“I am centre half so I see myself as a modern day centre half.

“I like to play from the back but also with that I am aggressive first and foremost to defend.

“I like to win my battles and be on top on games and I like to keep clean sheets like that is what I thrive off of so but as well as that I like to see me as a good footballer as well.”

Describing himself as a player, Hendry said:

“I knew about the interest from Shrewsbury for a little,” said Hendry.

“I spoke to my gaffer Gary Caldwell who said there had been a bit of interest now and again.

“Then I got the phone call from my gaffer who said there had been an enquiry about me.

“Once he said I took it into thought and then Micky Mellon gave me a call and that was it when I spoke to him I knew I wanted to come here and get some games under my belt at Shrewsbury.

“He said that he has watched me develop at Partick Thistle. He watched me a couple of times against Celtic.

“Then once I got the move in the summer to Wigan he said he still kept tabs on me.

“I think he is a manager that knows the type of player I am and knows the best he can get out of me so yes, I am really excited to work under him.”

Hendry was aware of Town’s interest in him as a player as Micky has been keeping an eye on the young centre-back’s progress.

“I want to enjoy myself, learn things from the football club, from the manager and get games under my belt before the season ends,” said Hendry.

“I think that will put me in good stead going into the next season but I have come here to work hard and see where it takes me."

And Hendry, a former Partick Thistle defender, believes he can develop as a player under Town manager Micky Mellon.

The 20-year-old has moved to Greenhous Meadow from fellow Sky Bet League 1 side Wigan Athletic until the end of the season.

New loan signing Jack Hendry wants to get games under his belt and enjoy his time at Shrewsbury Town.

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