Writer: Site Staff
Date:Thursday June 5 2014
Manager Micky Mellon has said that he is delighted to have seen Shrewsbury capture both James Collins and Mickey Demetriou.
Our new gaffer is currently out of the country on a family holiday, but that hasn't stopped him ensuring that work goes on in his absence, and nor has it stopped him being in regular contact to find out our progress ahead of the coming campaign, and following on from the double capture he told the Official Site that he was delighted to see both deals come off.
'James is one we've been trying to do since we first came in. I know a lot about the lad myself. I remember him at Swindon and saw him at Hibs. He'd definitely the type of age and the type of striker we're after as he's hungry and he wants to do well. He has an affinity with the club, and I'm really looking forward to working with him.'
Mellon goes on to say that although they are yet to meet, he's had a good long conversation with him on the phone, and he's actually one of the players he's spoken to whilst being out on holiday, so he's well up to speed on things.
As for Demetriou, he added.
'He fits what we're trying to do. He's another lad that's hungry to do well. A fantastic athlete, a good footballer and he's got lots of experience at Conference level in a good team that was always challenging at the right end of the table.'
Mellon adds that given he's an England C international, it wouldn't be far wrong to describe him as the best left back in non league football at the moment, so he more than deserves the opportunity to step up a level now and really kick on properly with his career.
'There were a lot of clubs sniffing around him and we had to move quickly. I was speaking to him before I came away and was fully aware that when he came back from England C duty that he was going to come in and sign. I'm delighted with that one as well.'
Date:Thursday June 5 2014
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