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Twisting my Mellon

Micky Mellon will attempt to get Shrewsbury promoted. Credit: PA

Shrewsbury have appointed Micky Mellon as their new manager.

The former Fleetwood boss has signed a one-year rolling contract and will be assisted by Mike Jackson, who had been in caretaker charge of the Shrews since Graham Turner stepped down in January, and Danny Coyne.

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Jackson made Shrews boss

Michael Jackson has never had a No.1 hit. Credit: PA

Shrewsbury have appointed Michael Jackson as manager on a deal until the end of the season.

Jackson has been caretaker boss since Graham Turner resigned his position at the end of January and the Sky Bet League One club feel that continuity will be important in their battle against relegation.

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Turner quits Shrewsbury

Graham Turner has quit as manager of League One strugglers Shrewsbury.

The veteran boss, 66, has called time on his second spell at the club with the Shrews a point above the relegation zone following a poor run of results culminating in Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Rotherham.

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.

– Graham Turner.

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