Manager Wants His Side To Bounce Back Again"It is close on points at the minute, but there’s still an awful long way to go.
"Certainly at this stage of the season as far as the league table is concerned we’re doing very well, so that’s pleasing.
"They have always been up there and among it so they were probably one of the fancied teams at the start of the season." He said:
And Micky maintains that there is still a long way to go in the League Two title charge ahead of the game on Saturday.
Town will be without Club captain Liam Lawrence who is 'still limping very heavily' according to Micky, and James Wesolowski and Nathaniel Knight-Percival have had operations this week.
"We keep going and we keep battling away and believe that we can get something, and at their place they turned the tables on us early on in the season," said Micky.
"That was a long time ago and a lot of things have changed since then."
When the two sides met last, Northampton scored a 90th minute equaliser through Emile Sinclair to share the points.
"It’s important that we don’t think that we can just turn up and rely on a record that has been achieved, it’s the work going forward that’s really important for us," said Micky.
"We know it’s going to be very tough because they are on a good run.
"They are probably expected to be up and around us and they look like they are having a bit of a fightback now, so we’ve got to be aware of that and make sure that we do the things we need to do to get a result."
And Micky insists his side must do the right things in order to get an important result against Northampton.
Town host the Cobblers at Greenhous Meadow in Sky Bet League 2 at the weekend (3pm kick-off) looking to return to winning ways after the 2-1 defeat at Prenton Park.
Manager Micky Mellon has ensured that Shrewsbury Town can bounce back from the defeat at Tranmere Rovers when his side face Northampton Town on Saturday.