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Micky Mellon On Scunthorpe United Clash

16 October 2015

Manager Wants To Cut Mistakes Away From Home

“Certainly its difficult when you think ahead, and you wouldn’t fancy that knock on the door would you? ‘Give me a reason why I’m not playing," said Micky.

“But that’s what I say to the players all the time, ‘make me pick you, give me no reason to leave you out', and I think the two guys would have to say that they’ve pretty much done that.
“Certainly the two guys can count themselves among the vast majority that can say they’ve had a very good days work.”

And Micky admits the pair's goalscoring exploits give him a selection headache heading into the Scunthorpe clash.

Sullay Kaikai and Tyrone Barnett both came off the bench at half-time to each net a brace in the win over Colchester last weekend.

“I have a great group of lads who will go up to Scunthorpe with no fear," said Micky.
"We’re trying to concentrate on the basics to try and win another game of football, that’s what we’re trying to do.”

And Micky insists his side will be approaching the match looking to get the basics right first.

Scunthorpe sit one place below Shrewsbury in the League One table and head into the clash at Glanford Park having won their last two.

“We need to cut out the individual errors,” he said.

“In certain moments we need to do things better as individuals.

“I think now I’ve counted we’ve given away six penalties, and five ‘Christmas DVD bloopers’ for goals, which is difficult for any team to compensate for.

“It’s not like us. Every team gives away goals, every team makes mistakes but they don’t create ‘Christmas bloopers’ like the way we’ve given them away, so we need to cut those out.

“Cut those out, give ourselves a chance then we’re a match for anybody."

Although Micky believes his side must cut out the mistakes that have cost them in recent games away from home.

Town travel to Scunthorpe United on Saturday (3pm kick off) on the back of a stunning comeback victory over Colchester United last weekend.

Manager Micky Mellon insists Shrewsbury Town will have to cut out individual errors if they are to continue winning games in Sky Bet League 1.

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