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Micky Mellon On Bradford Draw

15 August 2015

Manager Felt It Was A Hard-Earned Point

"I thought they both led the line very well," said Micky.

"We've spoken about how we think we can get the best out of them and I think we're getting towards how to do that.

"The important thing now is that we do everything possible to give ourselves the best possible chance in a massive game at home to Chesterfield."

Strikers Collins and Barnett, who led the Town attack in Yorkshire, have now both registered goals for the season.

"We really thrived on it (the atmosphere) and really enjoyed it."

"We tried to win it in the end. We weren't just going to consolidate and keep a point, so we believed that by throwing on another striker we would have a better chance of sending everybody home happy with three points.

"I'm a manager who believes that if people have paid to come all the way up to Yorkshire to watch us play then they deserve for us to have a right good go at it.

"We threw on Liam McAlinden and ended up with loads of strikers on the pitch.

"We went out with thaat mentality and right away we got back into the game.

"When we came in at half-time I said 'put it behind you'. The team that gets the next goal will gain the momentum, so we had to make sure it was us.

"It was a good away performance in the first half and we were well in control.

"It's an understatement to lose a goal like the one we lost just before half-time.

"Only a bit of our own sloppiness has cost us, but we've got a terrifically hard-earned point at the end of the day.

"We guessed it would be like the way that it went. I think we dealt with most things very well.

"We came here getting pretty much what I expected," said Micky.

The result meant Town registered their first point of the season, and Micky believes dealt with the match - played in front of over 18,000 fans - very well.

The Shrews fell behind in the 43rd minute in the Sky Bet League 1 clash at Coral Windows Stadium to Billy Clarke's goal but Tyrone Barnett cancelled that out within second of the second half.

Manager Micky Mellon felt Shrewsbury Town got 'everything they expected' in their 1-1 draw at Bradford City on Saturday.

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