The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

MICKY MEL­LON is de­lighted to fi­nally get his hands on Jack Hendry, the Shrews­bury boss hav­ing kept tabs on the de­fender for some time.

De­fender Hendry, 20, has joined the Shrews on loan un­til the end of the sea­son from League One pro­mo­tion hope­fuls Wi­gan Ath­letic.

Hendry ini­tially joined Wi­gan af­ter mak­ing his mark in Scot­land with Partick This­tle, but the young­ster failed to break into the Lat­ics side af­ter sign­ing a four-year deal for an undis­closed fee.

But, hav­ing watched his progress since his time north of the bor­der, Shrews boss Mel­lon felt it was a no­brainer to bring Hendry to New Meadow, es­pe­cially with de­fend­ers Jer­maine Gran­di­son and Zak Whit­bread both nurs­ing mi­nor in­juries.

“He is some­one that a lot of big­ger clubs had an eye on,” said Mel­lon.

“I’ve known him since he was at Partick This­tle and, since he came down here, I have watched him a lot.

“When the need came up with the situation we have with cen­tre-backs, I thought he was the right player to come in and help us.”

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