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England star gets 'fantastic welcome' in Shrewsbury

England Ladies international, Karen Carney, says she has had a 'fantastic welcome' from Shrewsbury Town, as she visited the club ahead of the world cup qualifier in May.

Alongside fellow international Kerys Harrop, she took a training session with girls from the community.

It has been great to come here today and receive such a fantastic welcome from the club, the community and local children.

Kerys and I were really impressed with how many girls took part in the session, there seems to be lot of girls playing football in Shrewsbury and we hope they’ll be at the match against Ukraine.

We are really looking forward to playing the game in Shrewsbury. We have a good track record in our World Cup campaign so far and we are hoping to continue the momentum and get another win.

– Karen Carney

England stars take training session at Shrewsbury Town

Karen Carney and Kerys Harrop with children at Shrewsbury Town Credit: Sportcel

England ladies international footballers have visited Shrewsbury Town ahead of their World Cup qualifier at the Greenhous Meadow in May.

The England stars coach girls in Shrewsbury Credit: Sportcel

Karen Carney and Kerys Harrop met with children and took a girls coaching session as part of an Easter holiday football course.

The children got top tips on skill development, as well as collecting autographs and asking questions about what it is like playing for the national team.

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Shrewsbury Town appoint Jackson as manager

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.”

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