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Shrewsbury appoint Mellon

Shrewsbury Town have named Micky Mellon as their new first-team manager.

Mellon, who has signed a one-year rolling contract, takes over from Michael Jackson following the Shrews' relegation from Sky Bet League 1.

Jackson, who was appointed in February until the end of the season after Graham Turner resigned, will remain at the club as an assistant to Mellon along with Danny Coyne.

Mellon, 42, is stepping back into management after leaving his role as Barnsley assistant boss earlier this year.

His only previous job as a manager was a highly successful one at Fleetwood Town as he masterminded their promotion to the Football League - before being sacked in December 2012.

Shrewsbury chairman told his club's official website: "We are delighted to confirm Micky as our new first-team manager.

"As a club we carefully considered our next step because it was a very important decision for our football club. But having gone through that process, we agreed that Micky fitted our brief perfectly.

"Micky represents all the strong values we hold so dearly as a football club, he is a very passionate person and everyone is looking forward to working with him.

"We have all been impressed with his enthusiasm and ideas and we are confident of a successful time together."