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Micky Mellon On Win Over Bury

24 October 2015

Manager Delighted With Victory Over The Shakers

“It was a fantastic performance today and one that the people deserve.

“I love it here and I want to continue playing the football that the people of Shropshire want to see with that fight and desire to represent this football club every week.”
He added:

And Mellon hopes that the positive display against Bury will continue into the forthcoming fixtures, starting with the trip to Vale Park.

Now, Shrewsbury’s focus switches to the clash with rivals Port Vale, an encounter made even more appetising by the fact that the two teams are level on both points and goal difference.

On the injury front, Mellon revealed that Sullay Kaikai was replaced by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro at half time because he had suffered a knock, the seriousness of which will have to be determined within the next 24 hours.
“We give people a chance at this football club. He takes it and plays like a seasoned pro,” Mellon asserted.

“For him to go out and give a performance against some of the seasoned pros deserves a lot of credit. I thought he was sensational.”

And the Scotsman was also quick to praise youngster Dom Smith, who made another good impression on what was his fourth consecutive start for Salop.
“I think he’s a very good player and I had no qualms about putting him in today.

“We needed his leadership and organisation in the back four.”
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Micky handed defender Zak Whitbread a first start in Shrewsbury colours, a decision he made without any hesitation whatsoever.

“Ogogo has played very, very well since he’s been here,” the 43-year-old commented.

“I’m so pleased for him. He has stepped up a level form Dagenham and Redbridge and he gives you absolutely nothing but 100% in every game.

“That’s the spirit I want to see right through the whole team. He scored an absolutely fantastic goal at a good time for us and to see him get a reward is fantastic. He was massive for us today.”

And Micky insisted that it was nothing more than what the former Arsenal youth player deserved.

Ogogo’s stunning 73rd-minute strike was his first goal for the Club since completing a summer move from League Two outfit Dagenham and Redbridge.

“We were delighted with the performance and the fighting spirit against definitely the best team that has come here this season,” said Micky.

“We knew that we had to be very competitive and get a lot of stuff right.

"We began with a shape that wasn’t working for us so we changed that and started to get a foothold in the game.

“I’m delighted for the Club. We’ve had a bit of a tough time but we’ll continue to fight and put out a team that can represent this football club.

“I thought the support we got was absolutely fantastic and greatly needed. So a big thank you to them. The important thing now is that we carry forward that spirit into the remaining games.”

And Micky was clearly pleased as Town got back to winning ways following two successive defeats.

Goals from Sullay Kaikai and Abu Ogogo either side of half-time secured a 2-0 victory over the Shakers, who were sat in the play-offs prior to the game after a fine start to their League One campaign.

Manager Micky Mellon was left thrilled by Shrewsbury Town's win over Bury on Saturday - whom he described as the best team to visit Greenhous Meadow this season.

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