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Micky Mellon On Cambridge United Clash

6 March 2015

Manager's Attention Turns To U's Match

"Mangan is coming along well," he said.

"Liam Lawrence has been out on the grass so he is coming along, so it’s looking better as having as many bodies as possible is important going into a difficult period.

"But with Mangan I think it is important we give him the right amount of time in order to recover. We just have to be patient with him but he is well on track, but neither will be back this weekend I do not think."


And on the injury front, Micky had some positive news about Andy Mangan and Liam Lawrence.

“We had a conversation that we thought he’d lost the intensity which  he plays with at his best and he took that very well and professionally and got himself back on track.

"We saw him improving in training getting back again, and he got his goals against Accrington and played very well, but he now has to keep that intensity.

"He would probably admit himself that a boy with his talent should score more goals, but he does a lot else for the team and if he plays with the intensity he showed the other night then there is not many better players around then Bob.”
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And Micky was particularly pleased with the mid-week performance of Bobby Grant, who scored a brace, but admitted the forward will have to maintain this sort of intensity to keep himself in the first team.

"We know there is still so much work to be done," said Micky.

"Tuesday night was a really important three points and a really good performance away from home.

"However, in defeat and victory we deal with it really quickly and move onto the next game which is equally important.

"And Cambridge are a very well-organised team. Every game in this league is very difficult and if we do not hit the intensity levels we lessen our chances of winning games."


But Micky knows that, despite leading the standings, there is a lot more hard work to do as the club prepares to enter the business end of the season.

The Shrews lead the way in Sky Bet League 2 on goal difference and will be hoping to stay there with victory over Richard Money’s side at the Greenhous Meadow this weekend (3pm kick-off).

Manager Micky Mellon briefly congratulated Shrewsbury Town on an excellent win on Tuesday night but has immediately turned his attention Saturday's home match against Cambridge United.

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