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Micky Mellon On Draw With Gillingham

28 November 2015

Manager Praises Battling Qualities In Tough Conditions

"I thought Knight-Percival came into the team and was sensational, but right through the team they can pleased with their days work."

Nathaniel Knight-Percival also came back into the starting line-up from a knee problem, and Micky praised the squad as a whole. "It was a great little move and Vernon's slipped a terrific pass in which split the defence and then James did what he does best and just poked it under the goalkeeper," said Micky.

"For our efforts, I felt we fully deserved that."

And Micky felt the equaliser was fully deserved.

Collins' equaliser came after he was played in by Scott Vernon.

"It's a very good point, we've got to say that," said Micky.

"When we came it in the second half it was like a gailforce, it's been the story of the day.

"It's probably the worst conditions that I've encountered since I've been here.

"It was going to be tough but the lads stuck at it and kept battling away.

"There's different qualities about a football team.

"It's not just about stroking it around and playing pretty passes, sometimes in English League football you've got to dig in and show the quality which we showed - sticking together and fighting your corner and believing, and we looked like we had plenty of that."

And Micky praised his team for battling through the conditions and showing different qualitites to earn a point against the 2nd-placed side.

A James Collins goal with 20 minutes to go in gailforce conditions at Greenhous Meadow earned Town a share of the spoils in the Sky Bet League 1 clash.

Manager Micky Mellon praised Shrewsbury Town's battling qualities as they came back to earn a point at home to Gillingham on Saturday afternoon.

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