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Danny Coyne pre Bradford

6 October 2016

Coyne looks ahead to this weekend's trip to Bradford

Shrewsbury Town will head to Bradford City on Saturday looking to remain unbeaten in the League for the fourth game in a row..
Goalkeeper coach Danny Coyne will take temporary charge of Town, after Micky Mellon left the club on Thursday morning.
Coyne has praised Mellon for his hard work and dedication to Shrewsbury Town Football Club.
“He’s a great character,” Danny said.
“To work for him and under him was a pleasure. He was a very easy manager to work for and work with.
“He’s lively all the time, he sort of had this knack of making everything look quite easy and then you realise how many decisions have to be made and all of the things that go on behind the scenes. He took it all in his stride and that’s why he’s been a successful manager.”

Coyne will now take charge on a temporary basis as Town look to appoint a new manager.
“We came in this morning and things transpired,” said Danny.
“I spoke to the Chairman and he just asked if I would look after the lads for training today tomorrow and the game on Saturday. I’ve been in football for a long time, I know what the process is.
“We just need to carry on training as professionals, as we all, are and approach the game on Saturday like we always do, not much changes in football in that respect.”

The former Wales International admits that he has no intention of seeking the job on a permanent basis.
“I’m just taking temporary charge until the club find a permanent manager,” Danny told the press.
“I’m just helping the club with the situation that we are in at the minute and that’s all that it is. I’m not cut out to be a manager I don’t think. There’s a lot more to it than people think.
“Being in the coaching side of it for as many years as I have already, you get to see things like that so it’s not something that I would be interested in.”

Bradford currently sit second in League One and will provide a tough test for Town on Saturday.
“We are going to Bradford who have got an unbelievable record this season so far,” said Coyne.
“It’s a big crowd, lovely stadium, what’s not to get excited about in that game? It’s fantastic. We are all looking forward to it. We let the lads know straight away that we have to get together, stick together and put a performance in on Saturday.”
“We had a little meeting with the players before we went out, told them the situation after Micky had spoken to them. Took training as normal, everybody seemed to come through it okay. We will have a look at the team selection tomorrow after everybody’s fit and take it from there.”

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