We will take everyone on, vows Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts
New boss Sam Ricketts and his youthful Shrewsbury Town backroom team are ready to test themselves against all comers.
Ricketts, 37, is preparing for the first League One encounter of his managerial career – Town making the trip to Burton tomorrow.
And, with Eric Ramsay and Danny Coyne helping him out, he cannot wait for the clash.
“Of course, there is a buzz,” said former Wales defender Ricketts.
“What we have at the club is a real good camaraderie between the players and also the staff as well.
“I feel like we’re a young group of staff, which I like, because it’s like ‘come on – we’ll take everyone on’.
“We’re young, but we’re enthusiastic and eager to learn. Are we going to get everything right? No, of course we’re not, no-one does, but you learn from your mistakes and we go again.
“We’re hungry for success just like the players are.
“The players are hungry to do well and that’s the biggest thing, hunger.”
Ricketts’ tenure got off to a perfect start as Town beat Walsall 2-1 in the Checkatrade Trophy on Wednesday night.
They go into tomorrow’s game 15th in the table, with Nigel Clough’s Brewers one place below – on goal difference.
“We’re just focused on what we need to do and make it as clear as we can for the players,” said Ricketts.
“With that we’ll give ourselves the best chance of winning.”
Midfielder Ollie Norburn is a doubt for the Pirelli Stadium encounter.
“Ollie hasn’t been able to train this week, not fully,” added Ricketts.
“He’s with the medical team, we’re just going to see how he is and how he does.
“Apart from him we’re pretty much OK.”
Ricketts is set to speak to supporters next Thursday at a ‘Meet The Manager’ event. It will take place at Montgomery Waters Meadow, starting at 7pm.