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Micky Mellon On Wigan Athletic Clash

1 April 2016

Manager Insists Town Must Hit High Levels


"I want my players to know what they're representing.

"It's important that everybody understands that they're not Shrewsbury fans, I have to get them to understand that they're representing this football club so that when they lose games, they understand the effect it has on people.

"The community has allowed me to do that. We've had people from World War 1 and 2 pilots to the local RAF Shawbury and kids from local hospices and kids in local schools to come in to speak to the players.

"We all love football and the impact it can have on communites educationally is immense.

"To go into places like Hope House Children's Hospice is a privelige to me to feel welcomed.

"We go into local schools and they tell me about my players.

"I want the people of Shrewsbury to know they've got a club here that represents them properly."
Micky said:

Town's clash with Wigan is also the Club's dedicted community and Kick It Out day.

"His (Wesolowski's) load is high. It was just to protect him a little bit.

"He got the amount of training he needed in a controlled environment and was needed to be involved.

"He trained fully on Thursday morning."
Micky said:

Wesolowski was not involved in the Final Third Development League - West Division win over Port Vale on Tuesday.

Micky confirmed the only absentees for the Wigan game will be James Wallace, Matt Tootle and James Wesolowski.

"It's a big game and a game we'd want to play in," said Micky.

"I went to see them on Monday (beat Rochdale) and they're a team you enjoy watching.

"They've got a lot of good pros and they don't make many mistakes.

"They have players who are very talented and have good experience all the way through the group.

"I'm really looking forward to the game and I know my players are. I expect the fans to turn up knowing we've got a good chance of getting a result.

"We know that we've got to get a lot of stuff right and we'll make them work hard for it."


Shrewsbury also go into the match nine league games unbeaten, and Micky believes the clash with Gary Caldwell's side is one to look forward to.

Town take on the Latics, who are unbeaten in their last 18 matches, in Sky Bet League 1 at Greenhous Meadow at the weekend (3pm kick-off).

Manager Micky Mellon insists Shrewsbury Town must hit high levels to overcome in-form Wigan Athletic on Saturday.


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