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Micky Mellon On Cardiff Friendly

16 July 2015

Manager Looking Forward To Greenhous Meadow Return

  • Remember that the game kicks off at 2pm on Saturday 18th.
  • Micky not getting carried away after Market Drayton win
  • Manager looking forward to first game back at home
  • He sees the test as a good benchmark for Shrewsbury

And Micky was happy to report that there were no fresh injury concerns.

"It’s the first time we have been back since the end of last season so it will be great to be back and see them again," said Micky.

"The pitch looks fantastic, certainly the best since I have been here. There is a good feel about the ground at the minute, it feels really fresh and there is a lot of optimism around the town.

"But it will be a real tough test, they will be coming to do the same as us and get ready for their first game of the season.

"It’s a great benchmark for us and we will learn an awful lot about the group."

Micky is now excited to be back at Greenhous Meadow in front of the home fans, three months on since Shrews were promoted from Sky Bet League 2.

"I do not want to get to carried away," said Micky.

"I think what we saw is that this group has a great attitude and great will to want to do things properly and an appetite to get fit.

"But it was nice to se the lads trying to work with each and trying to create patterns we have tried in training.

"The real test, however, will be the next three games over the next week."

But even after a terrific 6-0 win against Market Drayton Town in the Shropshire Senior Cup semi-final in the opening pre-season game, the Shrewsbury boss is trying to not get carried away.

Town welcome the Bluebirds to Greenhous Meadow at the weekend (2pm kick-off) for their second of four pre-season friendlies.

Manager Micky Mellon is looking forward to testing his Shrewsbury Town side against Championship opposition Cardiff City on Saturday.Click below to watch a short clip of the interview on YouTube

Click below to watch the full interview on Shrews Player

"We just have the usual niggles, nothing you would not expect at this time in the season, but we certainly go into this weekend with the majority available," the manager confirmed.

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