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Micky Expects Northampton Test

21 August 2014

Town boss preparing for a battle at Sixfields

Manager Micky Mellon expects a difficult test at Northampton on Saturday as Shrewsbury Town make their second away trip of the season.

Confidence is high in the Shrews squad following a 4-0 win over Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night - which lifted the Club up to third in League Two.

But Micky has refused to get carried away by Tuesday’s result and believes his side are in for a hard game against the Cobblers at Sixfields Stadium.

"It's a tough place to go at any time, but we're enjoying our football at the minute,” said Micky.

“They’ll be a physical side and full of running. They’ve got an experienced manager who knows his way around the leagues.

"We'll get properly prepared and be ready for a fantastic game.

"We've got to be relentless and keep on churning out these performances. That starts in the first half at Northampton on Saturday.

"The games are coming thick and fast, so we're trying to make sure we're rested and prepared for the next challenge.”

Micky is keen to make sure the Town players remain focused on the task in hand after three consecutive victories since the draw at AFC Wimbledon on the opening day of the season.

"We're three games into a 46-game season so we won't allow people to lose their focus,” he said.

"We've got a stong enough squad here that if anyone does then they'll lose their place, and someone else will come in and do the job.

"We've been playing very well. We want to continue that but we also went to get better.”

And the Town manager confirmed that midfielder Dave McAllister has completed a full day’s training on Thursday as he edges closer to a return from his ankle injury.

"Dave's done a full training session (on Thursday) which we're all pleased about,” said Micky.

"He still some way away from being up for selection still, but it's pleasing that he's back with us after all the hard work he's done.”

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