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Micky: We Deserved It Again

23 September 2014

Manager delighted after Norwich cup win

Manager Micky Mellon was delighted with Shrewsbury Town's performance on Tuesday night as they beat Championship side Norwich City 1-0 to reach the last-16 of the Capital One Cup.

A second-half header from striker James Collins meant Town reached the Fourth Round of the League Cup for the first time since 1987.

Micky's side have already knocked out the Canaries' Championship rivals Blackpool and Premier League side Leicester City in the earlier round.

And the Town boss was also delighted with the fans who roared his team to victory at Greenhous Meadow on another special night for the Club.

"I’m so proud of my players because it was no smash and grab," said Micky.

"We tried to control the game by taking possession of it and the players did that.

“When they had those one versus ones they came out on top, so I am so proud of them and we deserve to be in the next round.

“The way we played was brilliant. We knocked it round really well.”

"The fans really got behind us tonight as well, the atmosphere was incredible – that is what cup nights are all about.”

Captain Liam Lawrence returned to the side in midfield for the match, and Micky praised the midfielder's role in the performance.

“Liam (Lawrence) was excellent" said Micky.

"He brings that composure, that experience and that quality to the whole team.

“We are a young team and people forget that sometimes. But that is great news for the football club. Liam brings that calmness and he helped keep us in control.”

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