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Shrewsbury Town appoint Jackson as manager

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Shrewsbury Town Football Club has appointed Michael Jackson as manager until the end of the season. http://t.co/UcrAVnRtsU

Shrewsbury town have appointed former caretaker boss Michael Jackson as manager until the end of the season.

Club Chairman, Roland Wycherley, said the club looked to promote from within and that:

“It was clear Michael was the closest match to the profile the board set for the position. He is certainly highly qualified... And brings continuity and stability having been at the club for five-and-a-half years as a senior pro and coach."

Shrewsbury Town's manager releases statement

Graham Turner, manager of Shrewsbury Town Football club, stepped down earlier today (21 January) following Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Rotherham.

Graham said:

"It's a very sad decision. It's a club that I've really enjoyed working at, it's a club that gave me my first opportunity in management so I'll always appreciate that and will always be close to the club.

"I just felt it wasn't necessarily just Saturday. I think there's been a sequence of results where for several weeks now I thought I could improve things.

"I thought I was the right man to get the results going and it hasn't materialised so I felt that there was a need for a decision to be made.

"I don't think we could just carry on in the same vein and that decision I reached was I would step down as team manager of Shrewsbury Town."

Shrewsbury, under the leadership of Turner, were promoted to League One in 2012. Turner has said he believes his stepping down leaves the team in the best position to preserve their place over their final 19 games.

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Police operation in place for Shrewsbury v Wolves

Around 200 officers will be on duty for Shrewsbury’s League One fixture with Wolves later this month.

The game is expected to attract a crowd of more than 9,000, police said.

Around 200 officers for Shrewsbury’s League One fixture with Wolves Credit: Max Nash/PA Wire

Chief Inspector Dave McWilliam, the match day commander, said: “It is important we have sufficient officers in and around the ground to support club safety staff, as well as in Shrewsbury town centre to deal with any outbreaks of disorder.

“We are hoping the day will not be marred by trouble but anyone causing problems or involved in disorder, is likely to be arrested.”

Fans in court following Shrewsbury football disorder

Almost 30 people will appear in court on charges arising out of football-related disorder in Shrewsbury town centre following a six-month police investigation.

Police were called when rival groups were involved in fighting on Mardol and Smithfield Road before Shrewsbury Town's League One local derby fixture with Walsall on October 14 2012.

Twenty eight were charged after answering bail last week and will appear before Shrewsbury magistrates on several dates, starting today.

Credit: PA
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