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Micky Mellon On Millwall Clash

7 April 2016

Manager Relishing Trip To The Den

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Manager Micky Mellon expects another tough test for Shrewsbury Town in front of passionate supporters at Millwall on Saturday.

Defender Zak Whitbread will miss out with a one-match suspension and Nathaniel Knight-Percival will serve the second game of a three-match suspension.

"He’s back in full training now, so it will just be a wait and see thing with him – the same situation with Wesolowski." On Wallace, Micky said:

"He’s done 90 minutes now so he would have to come into consideration for a place in the squad.

"I wouldn’t say he’s ready to start games yet but that will quickly change.

"We’re waiting for the reaction that we’re going to get from his 90 minutes. He’s gritty and everybody knows what he’s like."
On Wesolowski, who played in Tuesday night's Shropshire FA Senior Cup final, Micky said:

On the injury front, Micky confirmed that midfielder James Wallace has returned to full training and James Wesolowski is moving closer to a return, although Junior Brown remains out for the rest of the season.

"They’re a good side, they have a real drive and determination to represent the football club," he said.

"There’s a real fight about them, and they’re at that end of the table that would suggest that they’re getting an awful lot of stuff right.

"They’ve got some experience throughout the team, certainly their two centre forwards and centre backs.

"Right through the team they’ve got good players but it’s not something we’re not looking forward to and taking on, it's a challenge that we’re looking forward to.

"It's a good place to go and play football. A good atmosphere and a group of fans that get right behind their team.

"I always enjoyed going there and I always admired the way that the passion the fans showed for their team, and had nothing but admiration for that.

"It’s a real top support that they have down there for their team, and the players respond to it.

"But it’s something that we will rise to, go and meet the challenge head on and try to overcome and look forward to try and do that."

But Micky insists his side with relish, not hide away from, the challenge at The Den.

Millwall sit sixth in the League One table and are unbeaten in their last five home fixtures.

"It's another tough game, but they’re all tough in this league," said Micky.

"There hasn’t been a game yet where we haven’t had to work hard and fight every inch to try and get something out of it.

"It’s not been that season at all so it’ll be a tough game again, but we’ll go down there and try and represent Shrewsbury the best way that we can and represent the people of Shrewsbury like we keep saying and give a good account of ourselves.

"I trust my players and I back their ability, and we’ll go down there and learn lessons from previous weeks and months, go down there and be ready."

And Micky insists his side must learn lessons from their recent matches in order to pick up a positive result in south-east London.

Millwall will be aiming to boost their promotion hopes and position in the play-off spots.

Town take on the Lions in the Sky Bet League 1 clash at The Den (3pm kick-off) looking to bounce back from the home defeat to Wigan Athletic.

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