Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson is currently the assistant manager of Shrewsbury Town.

As a player, Jackson was renowned as a solid, reliable central defender during a long playing career before joining the coaching staff at Shrewsbury after a persistent knee injury forced him to hang up his boots.

An apprentice at Crewe Alexandra, Mike really made the breakthrough to first team football with Bury, clocking up 125 league appearances for the Shakers, before joining Preston North End.

He went on to spend seven years at Deepdale and played over 250 games before spells with Tranmere Rovers and Blackpool, whom he captained to promotion in the League One play-off final at Wembley in 2007.

Paul Simpson brought him to Shrewsbury in the summer of 2008 on the same day the club paid out a club record transfer fee for striker Grant Holt.

Jackson, a holder of the Uefa Pro License, started his Shrewsbury career impressively but after a long battle to overcome a knee injury he was forced to eventually call time on his playing days in January 2010. Mike has successfully made the transition to coaching initially assisting Graham Turner before being handed the managerial reigns in February 2014 until the end of that domestic season. Following the Club's appointment of Micky Mellon, Mike returned to the position of assistant manager. Source: Shrewsbury Town

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