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Micky Confident Ahead Of Visit To York

17 October 2014

Manager hoping for first league away win

Manager Micky Mellon hopes Saturday’s trip to York City sparks the end of Shrewsbury Town's winless run away from home.

Despite having a fantastic home record, Town have struggled on the road and travel to Bootham Crescent at the weekend (3pm kick-off) looking to change that form.

And Micky believe his side can claim their first victory away from home on Saturday.

“We haven’t been good enough (away from home)," said Micky.

"The performances have been good but we haven’t got the results on the road to back up this home form, so we’ll go there with a game plan and try very hard to get an important result."

“We’ve got our confidence from Saturday and we’ll look forward to the challenge and want to get that first win on the road.

“We need to concentrate on what we have to do to try and get a result.”

The trip to York also poses the problem of facing a team with a new manager.

Russ Wilcox will take control of his first game in charge of the Minstermen on Saturday, and the players will be looking to impress their new manager.

“I know Russ well and I know that he’ll come in there and want to do very well, very quickly," said Micky.

“He has broken the record for a new manager with that unbeaten run at Scunthorpe, and also got himself sacked. It’s unbelievable how football works.”

Town captain Liam Lawrence has found some form recently after claiming two assists in the 3-1 win against Cheltenham Town last weekend, and has impressed Micky.

Micky said: “He’s well capable of doing that. We know he’s a lad of great ability and great experience and we know what he can bring to the team.

“He had a good impact in the second half at the weekend and there was only one person more delighted than me and that was Liam.

"He’s trained really well this week and we’ll look forward to the weekend and him carrying that on.”

Striker James Collins also found the back of the net on Saturday and has regained more confidence.

Micky said: “It was massive for us because Collo is a goalscorer. That’s what they want to do, they want to score goals.

“We need him to score a lot more goals which he is very capable of, if he continues his good form, because he has been playing well, he just needs to add goals to that and he did on Saturday so we’re pleased for him.”

With midfielder James Wesolowski suspended for the trip to York, Micky will be looking to make full use of the rest of his squad.

“It’s a blow (to be without Wesolowski) but at least that gives someone the opportunity to come in and play," said Micky.

“We have a squad of first team players here so somebody will be able to step up now and step in and will continue that job in there for us.

"I have every confidence that who we decide to go with will come in and do well for us.”

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