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Micky Mellon Post Blackpool

12 August 2014

Micky’s thoughts after the Capital One Cup win over Blackpool

Town entertained Championship side Blackpool in the Capital One Cup and in the end it was another great cup night at the Greenhous Meadow.

There have been some good games in the competition with memorable wins over Charlton and Swansea and tonight Town put in another great performance.

The scoreline showed only the one Scott Vernon goal but Town had a number of other chances to increase the margin of the victory.

After the game Town manager Micky Mellon gave his thoughts to the waiting press:”We are very pleased to beat a Championship side but what really pleased me was the way we went about things.

“We were very composed from minute one and we passed the ball around really, really well.

“There are pleasing signs but obviously we aren’t going to get carried away we know there is a lot of work to do but this club is starting to fight back and tonight will go some way to help that recovery.”

The scoreline showed the one Scott Vernon goal but there were a number of other good chances for Town to add to their tally:”It was a terrific goal but if I’m honest we should have had a few more this evening.

“If we had got two, three or four I don’t think that it would in any way have flattered us.

“It’s also pleasing to keep a clean sheet as well so there is a lot to be pleased with.”

Jordan Clark’s performances have improved each time he puts on a Town shirt and this evening he really caught the eye at times.  Micky acknowledged the performances but pointed out he’s one of a number of impressive youngster in the line-up:”He’s only a kid, one I knew from my days at Barnsley and I always felt he had  fantastic potential, he still does and he will get better and better.

“There were a lot of good performances from a number of young players out there.”

As well as the victory Town recorded their first competitive cleensheet of the season.  Something that will give the defence and the whole team a big boost:”It is important, it’s important for the back four and the keeper as they thrive on keeping clean sheets.

“They will be pleased with the result and with the cleensheet as we all are as it was a big scalp for us.

“We are delighted to be in the hat for the next round as this club hasn’t been for a few seasons now.”

The players have earned a well deserved day off to rest on Wednesday before they return to the hard work of training on Thursday.  The focus will then turn to the Sky Bet League and the visit of Tranmere Rovers to the Greenhous Meadow:”We’ll see what this does for the players self belief, we’ve got a tough, tough league game on Saturday so we’ll enjoy this and then prepare for Saturday.

“It will mean nothing though if we go out on Saturday and don’t repeat the performance.

“We won’t get carried away as we know we’ve got to work hard to do the important thing of winning points in the league.”



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