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Micky: Newport Another Tough Test

18 September 2014

Manager fully focused on Saturday's challenge

Manager Micky Mellon believes Shrewsbury Town will be posed with a different challenge on Saturday when they welcome Newport County to the Greenhous Meadow.

Town host the Exiles in the Sky Bet League 2 fixture this weekend (3pm kick-off) looking to build on the 1-0 win at home to Carlisle United on Tuesday night.

Justin Edinburgh’s Newport sit just below mid-table after eight games but are unbeaten in their last five.

And Micky, whose side currently occupy sixth spot, insists Town will have to adapt to another new test when they take on Saturday’s visitors.

“Saturday will bring another challenge,” said Micky.

“It’s another tough game and one that may be different to the Carlisle game, but we’re ready for it and we’ve got lads who can adapt and find a way to win games.

“First and foremost we just concentrate on ourselves. The league table will start to take shape around and about after ten games, so we’ll see who the movers and the shakers are then.

“It’s looking like it’s going to be very tight, there’s a lot of strong clubs in there.”

Micky was pleased to get three points against Carlisle on Tuesday night and felt his side fully deserved the win.

Town created plenty of chances with defender Jermaine Grandison heading in the winner, and Micky praised the patience of his players in front of goal.

“Every game is so different in this league. Carlisle came and got plenty of people behind the ball and paid us an awful lot of respect,” said Micky.

“Full credit to the lads because they stayed very patient and kept on probing, and trying to find a way of getting in behind and creating chances, and they did that.

“In the end we ran out comfortable winners, and perhaps more comfortable than the scoreline suggested.”

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