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Micky Mellon On Swindon Town Clash

18 December 2015

Manager Expects Another Good Game Of Football

However, both Jermaine Grandison and Zak Whitbread (hamstring) will be given more time to recover before being fully assessed, while Jayson Leutwiler has not returned to training just yet.

Micky also confirmed that Larnell Cole was back in training on Thursday.
"We’re not doing too badly ourselves, we’re hitting  a bit of form so I hope we can put on a good show for the fans at this time of year and give them some good football," said Micky.

"But it’s hard to get carried away because we have to keep trying to improve. We want to keep improving all of the time.

"t’s nice to be getting results but we’re still working on the performance- there are still areas that I want the players to work on in particular.

“We’re not thinking for one minute that we’ve cracked it because we have to keep trying every day to do the best we can."

Town have lost just two of their last eight games in all competitions but Micky warned against becoming too complacent.

"They’re professionals- they know the importance to themselves and to their teammates so you’ve got to trust them.

"I don’t expect any issues because we all know how important it is to be ready for these tough games coming up."
Asked if he can trust his players to stay focussed and be strict with themselves in terms of their diet during the festive holiday, Micky said:
"They are another good football team who are very similar to Peterborough with a very similar type of football," said Micky.

"So we’re expecting that sort of game again. I’m looking forward to it.

"We haven’t played many at home but it’s good to be back on a Saturday afternoon and playing some league football.

"Now is a really important time. It’s a good time of the year. 

"I enjoy Christmas and all the games over Christmas, so I’m really looking forward to the period starting with Swindon."

Martin Ling's Swindon have won their last three in the league, and Micky believes it will be another good challenge for his side.

Town take on the Robins at Greenhous Meadow in Sky Bet League 1 at the weekend (3pm kick-off) looking to build on last weekend's point at the Posh and Tuesday night's FA Cup progession at home to Grimsby.

Manager Micky Mellon expects Shrewsbury Town's test against Swindon Town on Saturday to be similar to the one against Peterborough United a week before.

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