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Micky: We Deserved It

27 August 2014

Manager hails great cup win over Leicester

Manager Micky Mellon hailed a 'fantastic' night for Shrewsbury Town after they knocked Premier League side Leicester City out of the Capital One cup with a 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

Andy Mangan's first-half free-kick meant Town put themselves in the hat for Round 3 of the competition at the expense of opponents three leagues above them.

Micky's side had chances to win the game by more than one goal, and it was the team performance which also impressed the Town boss on the night.

"It's fantastic," exclaimed Micky.

"I'm really pleased for the Football Club, the players, the fans and the chairman. These are the nights that are special and you've really got to savour them.

"It wasn't just the victory but it was the way we got the victory and the way we passed the ball and defended.

"We were fantastic and fully deserved the victory.

"We said before that we were coming to take part in a fantastic arena and give a good show.

"They had Premier League players in the team, so I want our lads to get the pat on the back they deserve."

Micky reserved praise for the matchwinner, Mangan, after his free-kick in the 38th minute curled into the left corner for the game's only goal.

The Town boss also hopes the striker's hamstring injury, which meant he had to come off after scoring the winner, is not as bad as first feared.

"What a great free-kick it was," said Micky.

"Hopefully his injury is not as bad as we think it is.

"It was a terrific goal but I think we could have had a few more as well.

"They've hit the bar near the end as well, but we had some terrific chances."

Micky's final praises were for the 1,121-strong travelling Shrews fans who sang their hearts out in the away corner inside the King Power Stadium.

"I want to thank the supporters for their fantastic support and it's important we all enjoy nights like that," said Micky.

"They can count themselves a big part of what we did on the night because they got right behind the lads."

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