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Micky Mellon On Defeat To Sheffield United

19 April 2016

Manager Frustrated By Narrow Loss

“It was hugely frustrating," said Micky.

"Apart from maybe 10 minutes before half-time when I believed we were a bit loose in the way we pressed in the first 30 minutes, I thought we deserved much more than we got.

"But a bit of loose defending on two occasions cost us and we found ourselves on the end of a defeat when I believed we deserved much more.

“We told them to believe and press  and use that front three because we knew we could cause them problems with our pace and power.

“We got going and there was a bit of a stoppage but we got the equaliser just after that.

“If I’m absolutely honest which I always try to be, I thought the only team that was going to score was us because we looked like we had the momentum.

“But then a bit of slack defending from a throw-in we got punished for.

“Apart from those moments and that 10-minute spell before half-time, I couldn’t fault much of the performance."

And Micky admitted it was a frustrating night for his side.

Abu Ogogo equalised for Shrewsbury in style ten minutes into the second period, but Nigel Adkins' side stole all three points through Che Adams' strike with 24 minutes of normal time left.

Town missed an early penalty before the Blades took a first-half lead through Billy Sharp.

Manager Micky Mellon was left frustrated following Shrewsbury Town's narrow defeat to Sheffield United on Tuesday night.

“I thought his performance as wonderful from first minute to the last," said Micky.

“We all know what he’s gone through but he showed us all the qualities that we’ve missed.

“He was terrific - him and Abu Ogogo but he deserves special praise because we all know the situation.”

Midfielder James Wesolowski made his first appearance back for the first team since his long-term injury.

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