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Micky Mellon On Draw With Bradford City

16 April 2016

Manager Pleased With How Town Dug In

"He made some good saves, saves that you would expect him to make with his quality but certainly he can count himself in and among a gutsy performance for us," Micky said on Leutwiler.

Goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler, in his first game back in place of the suspended Mark Halstead, made a string of superb saves to deny the visitors.

"I thought you saw how good a player he is. He came on and was brilliant and was very composed and battled and had all the characters you need to be a good midfield player." On Wallace,Micky said:

Midfielder James Wallace came on as a half-time substitute for his first game back from injury.
“He did (come up with the goods) - especially in the second half.

“We saw more of the Jean-Louis we need - winning headers, leading the line well and fighting for us up there.

“In the first half we didn’t do that enough as an entire group.

“But we had a little chat at half-time and we came out and fought in the second half and represented what we’re all about and we managed to get a very valuable point.”
On Akpa Akpro's equaliser, Micky said: "It’s about digging in and fighting and we certainly had to do that," said Micky.

"I lost count of how many corners they had, but you have to dig in and keep believing that you will get that chance and get yourself back in the game so credit to the boys that we got a valuable point.

"In the first half we never imposed ourselves at all anywhere on the pitch, but every credit to them after half-time we fought and kept battling away and I thought we were going to get one opportunity at some stage.

"I thought it might have been the one that whistled by but we have certainly been made to work unbelievably hard for a valuable point."

And Micky felt his side had to work hard for the result.

But Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro popped up with a header six minutes before the end of the 90 to earn a valuable point for Shrewsbury in Sky Bet League 1.

The Bantams bombarded the Town goal with corners and throw-ins and took the lead through a Jamie Proctor header in the second half at Greenhous Meadow.

Manager Micky Mellon was pleased with how Shrewsbury Town dug in to earn a point against Bradford City on Saturday afternoon.

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