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Micky Mellon On FA Cup Tie At Gainsborough Trinity

6 November 2015

Manager Excited Ahead Of Sunday's FA Cup Tie

"It gives us more time to go out on the grass and do a lot more work with the team," he said.

"We'll work on the fitness levels with players who can get a bit more done.

"We'd prefer to have a game if we're honest but it gives us the opportunity to get some time on the grass because when you're playing Saturday-Tuesday, you don't get that time of just recovering and you can't train at the intensity that replicates the game."




now allows him more time to work with the players on the training pitch. postponement of the home match against Walsall on 15 November Micky also said that the

"Jermaine started training on Tuesday/Wednesday time and Mark Halstead is back in training, so we're starting to see a few more coming back," said Micky.

"Scott Vernon came back to training on Tuesday and Wednesday as well, he'd been out for a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury."


Micky also revealed that Jermaine Grandison, Mark Halstead and Scott Vernon have returned to training this week.

"Larnell started training again on Wednesday, so he's fit,"  said Micky.

The manager confirmed Larnell Cole is fit again following a hamstring problem.

"He's still in the treatment room, so he'll probably resume training early next week we're hoping," said Micky.

"He's a very talented lad, but these things happen in football and you've just got to be able to adapt, regroup and get on with it.

"He'll not be available to start training until early next week."


and had permission to play in the FA Cup tie at Gainsborough. PFA Fans' Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month award for October Kaikai this week won the

And Micky provided an update on forward Sullay Kaikai who has been out with a knee injury picked up in the home win against Bury.

Defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival will be suspended for the trip to Gainsborough having picked up five yellow cards this season.

"We had a poor result on Saturday (at Port Vale) but a good result against Bury," he said.

"We just need to get some consistency in our performances and we should be fine."


Micky feels his side need to find some consistency in their performances in order to string a good run of results together.

"We're approaching it with great excitement because it's the FA Cup," said Micky.

"It's a fantastic competition and it's great because it's a knockout competition.

"The games are very different to what they would be in the league.

"It's a fantastic challenge to go over there and there should be a great atmosphere at the game, so it's something we're very much looking forward to.

"We'll do everything we can do and be as professional as we always are, and we'll do everything we can to give the people of Shrewsbury another cup tie.

"It's an FA Cup tie which is very important to Shrewsbury, so we'll be going over there, giving it our full attention knowing that we'll have to be very good to get a result."


And despite the hosts competing three leagues below the Shrews, Micky is looking forward to the challenge and the atmosphere in Sunday's clash.

Town take on the National League North side in the First Round Proper at the Gainsborough Martin & Co Arena at the weekend (2pm kick-off).

Manager Micky Mellon wants Shrewsbury Town to embrace The Emirates FA Cup tie at Gainsborough Trinity on Sunday afternoon.

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