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Micky Pleased To Have Griff On Board

28 August 2014

Midfield options extended with the addition of Anthony Griffith

Town manager Micky Mellon is pleased to have finally added Antony Griffith to the Shrewsbury Town squad.

The midfielder finally put pen to paper on a one year deal with Shrewsbury after training with the club over the last few days.

Micky has been in contact with Griff over the summer about the possibility of joining Town and is happy now the deal has been completed:”Anthony is the type of player that we have been trying to add to the squad for some time.

“We have been speaking to him for a while now and finally we have been able to get something done.

“He is a different type of midfield player than the ones we already have in the building and he has abilities that we will have to draw on through what will be a really tough season.”

In his interview with ShrewsPlayer yesterday Griff described himself as the type of midfielder who likes to get stuck in, break things up and get Town playing.  Micky knows there will be battles over the season and is glad to have another strong option in his squad:”Over the course of the season we will come up against many different challenges and one of those will be that some teams will want to be physical.

“We will need to meet that challenge and with people like Anthony, Dave McAllister and James Wesolowski if any team wants to go toe to toe and battle then I wish them well.”

Town lined up with three centre-backs in the Capital One Cup win over Leicester on Tuesday night.  There will be times during the season when formation and personnel will need to change and another option will help achieve that:”We’ve played many different formations since I came here and we need to be able to do that.

“It is important that we are able to adapt, adjust and play different formations as it makes it hard for teams to prepare against us.

“We won’t be going with the same shape every week or with the same personnel because as I keep saying we have a squad of first team players not just a first team.”


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