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Micky Mellon On Stanley Clash

3 March 2015

Manager Wants Good Response Against Stanley

  • Micky looking to bounce back from two defeats
  • Manager believes Accrington will be a tough test
  • Players have responded well in training this week
Manager Micky Mellon wants Shrewsbury Town to bounce back from two disappointing results when they travel to Accrington Stanley tonight.

"But the players know in order to win any games at this level we must play with a tempo which better than our opposition."

"We know what we are going to get from them so we are going to have to be near our best on and off the ball in order to get something from there.

"They have some very good players so we know it is going to be a very tough match for us.

"Accrington are a very competitive side and are very committed, so we have told the players to expect that.

 "We have a fantastic opportunity if we win to go back to the top of the league.

"It’s a great chance for us to bounce back.

"We will pick a team which we believe can get us a result, and this will give  an opportunity to another player in the squad to come in and play a part.

"The amount of bodies we have available means it's all hands on deck.

"He (Lawrence) has not trained again so he will not be available," said Micky.

And although Micky was disappointed to report Liam Lawrence will be out of the Accrington clash, he is looking for someone else in the squad to step up and show their worth.

"But I have had a terrific reaction in training. We have a had a good chat and we will be ready to go tonight."

"We know we need to perform better than that.

"We never ran hard enough (against Northampton). It looked like they wanted to win more than us in the first half which is surprising as the shoe is usually on other foot and we are the ones usually dictating the tempo.

"Its important that we react from the weekend, and it's important that we learn the lessons from it," said Micky.

And after a 2-1 reversal to Northampton Town at the weekend, Micky has demanded that his players work hard in order to get back to winning ways.

Town face Stanley in Sky Bet League 2 at the Store First Stadium (7.45pm kick-off) with a chance of returning to the top of the table.

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