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Micky Mellon On Southend United Clash

11 September 2015

Manager Previews Trip To Roots Hall On Saturday

“We’re assessing the squad because it’s been depleted over the last few weeks,” he said.

“I know if we get the things right we can, we’ll give ourselves a really good chance of winning the game.

“We’re having a look around to see if there’s anything available to come in and improve us in that midfield area, like you always do.

“We’ve got a few things going on and we’ll see if they come to fruition for us over the next few days.”

And with the emergency loan window opening on Wednesday, Micky has not ruled out the possibility of adding to his squad.
"He was never out of our thoughts," said Micky.

“We rate him very highly and when an opportunity comes and we believe they’re ready, then we’ll put them in - that’s the philosophy of the Club.

“You can’t keep recruiting from outside if you think someone is close to finding out if they’re good enough to play for our first team.

“Jordan has already played a lot of games anyway, and I had no hesitation about putting him in and on Saturday he did very well.”

And Micky insists the 21-year-old was always an option he was willing to call upon.

Midfielder Jordan Clark scored Shrewsbury's injury-time winner against his former club at Barnsley last Saturday.
“They’ll be finding their feet just like us because it’s a lot tougher than the level we’ve come from.

“You have to work a lot harder for your opportunities and make the most of them because there are a lot fewer of them.

“They will be finding that the same of us. We know what they’ve done before and we’ve watched them so we know a lot about them.

“But we’ll go there full of confidence and ready to make it a difficult game for them as well.”

“It will be a tough game - as they always are at this level - so we’ll need to be very well prepared with the right mentality and be ready to fight and give it all we’ve got to get the right result at a difficult place to pick up points,” said Micky.

And Micky believes the Shrimpers will also be finding their feet in the third tier of English football.

Phil Brown’s side were promoted from League Two alongside Shrewsbury last season, albeit via the play-offs.

Town travel to Roots Hall for the Sky Bet League 1 clash at the weekend (3pm kick-off).

Manager Micky Mellon insists Shrewsbury Town must give it all they have at Southend United on Saturday.

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