Micky Mellon: Shrewsbury Town boss plays down Walsall link

Micky Mellon
Micky Mellon has won 40 of his 79 games in charge of Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon has said he is "100% focused" on his current job after being linked with Walsall's vacant managerial position.

Mellon, who took over from Graham Turner at Shrewsbury in January 2014, is reportedly in the runningexternal-link to succeed Dean Smith as Saddlers boss.

The 43-year-old led Fleetwood into the Football League in April 2012, before being sacked eight months later.

"I'm loving my job here," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"I really have to be respectful of the club that's employing me and say I'm 100% focused on today at training and nothing will get in the way of thinking of what I'm going to do.

"I'm loving the different type of management that I'm getting at the minute which is great for my own development, but I certainly think that the club has to grow."

On Thursday, Walsall caretaker co-manager John Ward ruled himself out of contention to replace new Brentford head coach Smith at Banks's stadium.

"I'm not certain that I want to do the frontline any more, I'm not sure that's for me," the former Cheltenham manager told BBC WM 95.6.

"I don't see myself going into management, whether that be here or elsewhere."