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Brian Jensen First Interview

4 July 2019

Brian Jensen speaks to the the media for the first time as the club's new Goalkeeping Coach.

Town's new Goalkeeping Coach Brian Jensen spoke to Shrewsweb for the first time this morning after being confirmed as the club's new Goalkeeping Coach a couple of weeks ago. 

Brian is looking to bring a wealth of experience and quality to the role having played at the highest level as a player as well as being part of a promotion winning side with Bury last season as a Goalkeeping Coach. 

Jensen reflected on his first couple of weeks in his new surroundings. 

"It's been absolutely brilliant," said Brian. "The philosophy is very similar to what I was doing last year so I'm really pleased with that. it's nothing I haven't tried before." 

Brian was asked whether his nickname 'The Beast' is still used by the players and staff at the club. 

"It's a little bit of both really, that's been my nickname for years but since I've become a coach it's probably more just Brian." 

Brian discussed how his move to the club came about. 

"My old Goalkeeping Coach Fred Barber knew Sam and put my name in the hat. I met up with the Gaffer and we clicked straight away. I had a really good conversation with him, what we need to do and what needs to be happening around the place. 

"The facilities here are brilliant. I've come from Manchester City's training ground with Bury to here which is a little bit different but the stuff here is brilliant, the food is amazing as well so compliments to the chef. 

"Great facility, great grass pitch and a great area for me to coach down the bottom."

Having played at the highest level as well as being part of a coaching team that achieved promotion Brian talked about the qualities he believes he brings to the role at the club. 

"Obviously I bring experience, I've been there and done that, I've played in every league all the way from League Two to the Premier League. 

"I've learned a lot from all of the coaches I've worked with in the past, the old school coaches and the new modern day Goalkeeping Coaches, all of them have had different styles so that allows me to mix things up which I think will help me and all the players along the line that I'm going to be coaching." 

Joe Murphy was one of the Keepers that Brian coached last season. Brian was delighted the club had been able to bring Joe to the club and stated that he was the first player he wanted to sign. 

"Joe is highly experienced and has a great character. What I think stood out for us last year compared to everyone else was that we had a really good set of lads and I can see the Gaffer is doing that here as well. 

"He's trying to create a really good squad that can look after themselves so that's really nice to see. 

"Joe was a by a country mile the best keeper in League Two last year, people might be thinking what about his age but it's just number, he's keeping himself fit, he's in early every morning and does extra if he needs to. 

"We're playing the same system so he knows exactly what to do and how to go about it."

 


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