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Jackson Delighted With County Win

Jackson Delighted With County Win

New permanent manager Michael Jackson kick started his official Shrewsbury Town managerial career with a win.

The caretaker gaffer title was removed earlier this week when the board officially appointed him as manager until the end of the season, and he couldn't have marked it better really with a storming fight back from the team having been behind to Notts County very early on in the game.

As the 15 minute mark struck, Shrewsbury were already two goals behind yesterday, but Jon Taylor gave us some hope on the half hour mark before a second from him and then a goal from Dave McAllister 20 minutes from time gave us all three points.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, Jackson admitted that he was shattered with how this week had panned out, and was quite open about the fact that he was having palpitations on the sidelines with how the game started.

'Tired, I nearly had a heart attack on the sidelines there. I thought the first 20 minutes we looked scared to death. The first thing we asked them to do was get the ball up to Tom Eaves and turn them round early but we didn't do that.'

Jackson admits that we more than rode our luck and were lucky to not be further behind before Taylor gave us a slice of luck in the match, but he can't credit the boys enough for how they stuck with it and then gave their all to battle back not only to get ourselves back on level terms, but then to keep going and find the winner.

He was however disappointed with the manner of County's two opening goals as he believes it was poor defending by us both times.

'I think defensively we've been pretty sound but we were poor in the first 20 and that's something we need to work on. Thankfully at the top end of the pitch we were on our game which is pleasing.'

As for Taylor who was easily man of the match, Jackson said he left him out of the last game because his performance against Sheffield United was lacking, but that was exactly the type of response he wanted from players when they were dropped.

It's now all eyes to Coventry and maybe our first back to back victories of the season.

In loan news, Fraser Fyvie has also picked up a knee injury in training this week, and he'll now be returning to parent club Wigan for treatment.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday February 23 2014
Time: 1:51PM

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