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Micky Mellon On Crewe Alexandra Clash

18 September 2015

Manager Expects A Tough Test Against The Alex

"He’s trained the last few days and understands more about what we’ve told him," said Micky.

"He probably could have played on Tuesday but he’s played enough football not to need to play in that."

Micky has also provided an update on the fitness of midfielder Junior Brown, another former Crewe player.
“I expect him to enjoy it," said Micky.

"He has nothing but love and respect for Crewe and what that club has done for him.

"But in football you move and he’ll be wanting to win, not because it’s Crewe, but it’s the next game and he’ll want to win it.

"He’ll have to concentrate on the jobs he’ll be given and he has a part of the team and if he doesn’t, we won’t be happy and I’m sure he won’t.

"But I expect him to perform as he has done lately which is very good."

And Micky expects the 24-year-old to be fully focused on picking up the three points.

Tootle had been captain at the Alex but made the switch to Shropshire in the summer.

Defender Matt Tootle is set to go up against his former club at the weekend.
“Certainly it’s important for the people of Shrewsbury and Shropshire, all of us and the sake of our weekends that we start winning our home games," said Micky.

Micky believes it is important for Town to start winning their home games to build on their unbeaten away record.

"Crewe are a well-established League One side," said Micky.

"Of course they’ve been on the wrong end of a few results, but we’ve watched them enough and pored over the DVDs enough to know it’s going to be a tough test.

"We know there are areas they can cause us problems in if we’re not at our best and do the things we need to do to give ourselves a chance of winning.

"If we don’t it will be a very difficult afternoon, like it always is.

"We’re not taking anything for granted and it’s a massively important one for us on the back of two good away performances and results to try to kick-start our home form this season."

Although Micky believes Steve Davis' side can still cause plenty of problems for the Shrews on Saturday.

Crewe, on the other hand, are looking for their first victory in the league this season.

Town take on the Alex at Greenhous Meadow at the weekend (3pm kick-off) looking to pick up their first league home win of the season.

Manager Micky Mellon expects a tough test for Shrewsbury Town against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday - despite the visitors sitting bottom of Sky Bet League 1.

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