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Micky Mellon On Defeat To Crewe Alexandra

19 September 2015

Manager Left Frustrated Following Narrow Loss

"We got him on the ball a lot and he showed you the ability that he undoubtedly has," said Micky.

"A couple of times he was probably disappointed that he never did a bit more with his final pass, but over the whole course of the game in that final third we weren't quite clinical enough."

Micky was also pleased with Sullay Kaikai's debut as the on-loan Crystal Palace winger came on in the 66th minute.

"I couldn't fault the effort," said Micky.

"I cannot believe Crewe have won that. If anybody says any different then they're watching a completely different game to what I was watching.

"Sometimes you get very lucky, and this is football and you've got to take it on the chin.

"One thing that I will say is that we weren't good enough to put it in the net.

"At crucial times when we had opportunities to score we didn't take that, or when we got into dangerous areas we maybe lacked that bit of killer instinct to find something in the box or we never got across the front of people.

"Certainly over the 90 minutes Crewe can find themselves unbelievably fortunate.

"That's not issuing them a lack of respect, that's just my overall view of the game.

"I couldn't really ask any more of the players other than 'take your chances."

Micky insists he could not fault the effort from his side as they went in search on an equaliser.

"I don't know how you measure frustration but for as long as I can remember it's the most frustrating afternoon that I've probably had here," said Micky.

"To give a goal away so early and so easily wasn't the plan.

"It was a hugely frustrating afternoon."

But Micky was left to reflect on a frustrating afternoon in Shropshire.

Town had plenty of chances and pressure on the Alex goal to equalise, with Jordan Clark's effort against the post in the first half being the best of them.

A goal just past the minute mark from Crewe's Adam King gave the visitors all three points in the Sky Bet League 1 clash at Greenhous Meadow.

Manager Micky Mellon admits Shrewsbury Town's 1-0 defeat at home to Crewe Alexandra was one of his most frustrating afternoons in charge.

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