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Micky Pleased After Win Over Cheltenham

11 October 2014

Manager delighted to come back from behind

Manager Micky Mellon was pleased with the result on Saturday as Shrewsbury Town fought from behind to get an important win against Cheltenham Town.

The Town boss also thought his side could have been even better.

"We scored three goals and, although we struggled a little bit to get the goals, it was obviously very pleasing,"
said Micky.

The result sees Shrewsbury leapfrog Cheltenham in the Sky Bet League 2 table and, importantly, puts an end to their two games without a win.

Micky acknowledged how important it was for Shrewsbury to hit back as soon as possible after going behind: “It is always important to get that goal back as quickly as you can and I think to be honest their goal came against the run of play from a kick from the goalkeeper so we were disappointed," he said.

James Collins scored the equaliser today with a perfectly executed finish into the bottom corner.

And Mellon was delighted with the striker’s performance, saying: “It was fantastic and we are really pleased for him because he lives and dies by scoring goals and he certainly didn’t look like a lad who had not scored in a few weeks with the way he tucked that away so we are really pleased.”

Liam Lawrence’s corner delivery sealed the win for Shrewsbury as he set up Nathaniel Knight Percival for Shrewsbury’s third goal, and Micky was impressed with his contribution after coming off the bench.

“He has come on and done well, we have changed the shape of the midfield a little bit," said Micky.

"He came in and gave us that calmness that was needed.

"Wesolowski was magnificent as well. He was getting on the front foot and pressing people in high areas and getting in the box as there is a lot that we can be pleased about with the performances today.”

“We have a really good togetherness which is fantastic. We need to get the rub of the green away from home and not concede early goals.

"But we have given ourselves a platform now after a little bit of poor results and we have given ourselves an opportunity to move forward next week.”

New loan signing Bobby Grant was given a rest as he watched on from the sideline, and Micky is pleased that the depth of his squad allows him to do that.

"We feel we have used people at the right times," said Micky.

"We have got a good squad and we try and pick the right people for the job to win games. John and Liam helped us to achieve that." 

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