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Micky: We Did Everything I Asked

5 October 2014

Manager feels Town deserved better at Plymouth

Manager Micky Mellon was understandably frustrated to leave Plymouth Argyle with nothing on Saturday - but insists Shrewsbury Town will continue to believe in themselves.

Town fell to a 1-0 defeat at Home Park over the weekend as Reuben Reid's first-half header fired the Pilgrims to all three points in the Sky Bet League 2 clash.

Micky's side created enough chances to come away from the South West with at least a point - Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro going the closest when his header was tipped onto the crossbar by Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

And the Town boss felt there was little his team did wrong despite the defeat.

"We did everything but put the ball in the net, I couldn't ask any more of them," said Micky.

"We got undone by a bit of detail from the second phase of a corner kick. It's come back in and we've lost a marker.

"Apart from that, we kept composed and kept trying to play football.

"There's a few (chances) on another day that we'd have expected to have taken, but I would be nit-picking if I was asking for any more.

"They away fans, who were fantastic, also acknowledged that and stuck with us until the end."

Youth team midfielder Josh Ginnelly came on as a second-half substitute and his first kick was the corner which led to Akpa Akpro being denied by the frame of the goal.

Micky was delighted with the impact the 17-year-old made when coming on and feels the youngster epitmosises the positivity in the camp.

"He's a confident lad and he gave a fantastic performance. He's another big plus for us, but we dust ourselves down and move on," said Micky.

"We'll continue to believe in the way that we're playing and continue that way forward."

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