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Micky Mellon On Win Over York

18 April 2015

Manager Pleased With Three Important Points

  • Micky delighted to pick up victory over York
  • Ellis header moves Town closer to promotion
  • Shrews also broke league clean sheet record
"We want to go down to Cheltenham and win regardless of anything that's happening," said Micky.

"For us, nothing much changes. We'll dust down and get the boys ready for having a go at Cheltenham and trying to win another game of football.

"After the Wycombe defeat we've come back and shown a tremendous amount of character and to get seven wins out of eight is terrific at any time of the season, but especially at this time of the season where things change and teams fight for different prizes."

The Town manager is now looking to pick up all three points at Cheltenham Town on Saturday and try to beat Burton Albion to the League Two title.

"We just wanted some freshness and to give Mangan the opportunity to start rather than come on with half an hour to go," explained Micky.

"Tyrone has been in terrific form as of late so it was a decision, with three games in a week, that was probably made for us as well."

Micky opted to alter his frontline from the defeat at Bury on Tuesday by starting with Tyrone Barnett and Andy Mangan in attack.

"It was a good header from a set play so I was pleased to see that go in," said Micky.

"We couldn't quite get the second but it was an important day and there was a lot of nerves bouncing around the ground."

Town broke the deadlock early on as Ellis attacked the far post from Bobby Grant's corner and headed home from close range.
"He (Jayson) made some terrific saves and fair play to York because they gave it a right go, hit the post and made Jayson make a couple of smart stops.

"We had a few opportunites ourselves with Jean-Louis (Akpa Akpro) going one on one with their goalkeeper, but at this time of the season it's all about getting the three points and keeping that points total kicking over."
Micky said:

Goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler was required to pull off some important saves as the Minstermen went in search of an equaliser.

"It's three massive points," said Micky.

"We got what we wanted at the end of the day so I'm absolutely delighted.

"It's a good habit to score at any time and it was a fantastic clean sheet. We've set a new record now so credit to the boys for that as well."

And Micky was also pleased to see Town break their all-time clean sheet record in league football as they reached 22 clean sheets in League Two this season.

Victory at Cheltenham Town next weekend would guarantee Shrewsbury a return to Sky Bet League 1 next season.

A 13th-minute header from defender Mark Ellis was enough to fire Town to victory in the Sky Bet League 2 clash at the Greenhous Meadow.

Manager Micky Mellon was delighted to see Shrewsbury Town secure another 'three massive points' against York City on Saturday - and move one step closer to automatic promotion.

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