Town boss looking forward to Wycombe testTown manager Micky Mellon is looking forward to welcoming second place Wycombe Wanderers to the Greenhous Meadow for the top of the table clash.
The win at Oxford and Wycombe’s draw with Luton saw Town leap above Wycombe to take the top spot, but the Town manager knows it will be a tough test for his side.
Wycombe have been one of the consistent sides over the season so far and have always been in and around the top spots in the Sky Bet League 2.
It’s a game that the Town manager is excited about after the great performance and win on Friday afternoon:”It is a game you want to be involved in first and foremost; you want to play in the big games and test yourselves.
“What bearing the game will have come the end of the season is probably too early to say but there are a massive 3 points at stake.
“We are at home, we are really excited about it but we know it will be a big challenge but let’s enjoy it.
“Wycombe is a really important game and what a game to have at this time of the season.”
With over 6,000 tickets already sold to Town fans the club are expecting one of the biggest crowds of the season so far. The support at from over 600 Town fans at Oxford was once again praised by Micky and he’s hoping for a bumper support on Sunday:”We are at home and hopefully we can get as many fans in to the ground as possible and make for a fantastic atmosphere and hopefully get the right result.
“We can’t wait to get in front of our fantastic fans again and try and put in another good performance.”
With the games coming thick and fast over the Christmas period it means that Town have only had a day to prepare for the Wycombe game, but it’s the same for all clubs at this time of the year:”It is a bit tricky as we won’t really be able to do much work because the focus will be all about recovery.
“We will find other ways of getting the team organised and get the video analysis and meetings done.
“But it’s the same for every team at this time of the season so we won’t be the only ones.”
Last season saw Wycombe fighting to avoid the drop to the Conference but this season they have been one of the form sides and have surprised a number of people, but not the Town boss:”I’ve not been surprised by how well they’ve done, not at all because there are a lot of good sides in this division and Wycombe are a very good club in their own right.
“They are a big club in this league so how well they are doing hasn’t come as a surprise to me at all.”
Town’s home form this season has been very strong and has been a cornerstone to their good league form. They have also picked up very good wins over promotion hopefuls Luton, Bury and Burton but again are expecting a tough test from Wycombe:”I’ll be able to tell you how we do at the end of the game but at present we focus on what will be a tough game.
“We will approach the game professionally like we do every game home and away and hopefully get the right result.”
The ticket office at the Greenhous Meadow reopens at 10am ahead of the game but you can order your ticket anytime at www.shrewsshop.co.uk and pick it up before the game.