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Micky: Plymouth Another Tough One

2 October 2014

Manager preparing for difficult Pilgrims test

Manager Micky Mellon is preparing for another tough away trip as Shrewsbury Town travel to Plymouth Arygle on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

The Pilgrims sit 14th in the Sky Bet League 2 table and have only been beaten at home in the league this season by Wycombe.

John Sheridan's side have conceded just twice in their five league home games this campaign as well, so Micky is anticipating another difficult test for Town on the road.

"We'll go down there with respect for Plymouth, we know what a tough place it's going to be," said Micky.

"They're a good side and it's always a tough place to go. We'll be prepared properly and look forward to a good contest.

"We'll have a look to try and see what we can exploit with what we've got.

"Whatever threat Plymouth fling at us, I expect the players to be able to find a way of overcoming that."

Town conceded inside just two minutes at Southend United on Saturday and, as a result, lost the game.

But Micky is not focusing all of his efforts on keeping out the first goal, instead making sure his side respond if they do fall behind.

"We can't get hung up on getting the first goal, although it is important," he said.

"We've got make sure that if we don't get the first goal then we get the next.

"We've been working hard this week on things that we believe we have to work on."

Micky will also be locking horns with opposition manager John Sheridan - somebody who the Town boss knows well.

"I know John very well, I've known him for a long, long time," said Micky.

"He'll want to play good football and play the game in a similar style to ourselves. It should make for a good spectacle."

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