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Micky Mellon On Cardiff Victory

10 January 2016

Manager Delighted With His Side's Reaction

Manager Micky Mellon was delighted to see Shrewsbury Town progress into The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Proper with a 1-0 win at Cardiff City on Sunday evening.

Striker Andy Mangan marked his first game back for the Club by heading in the winning goal from Scott Vernon's cross just past the hour mark.

Goalkeeper Mark Halstead denied Federico Macheda one-on-one to keep Shrewsbury in front, while Ian Black also hit the post for Town at the other end late on.

And Micky believes it was important for his side to show a reaction to the disappointing defeat at Chesterfield just over a week before.

"We had to show some form or reaction to the way we represented the Club at Chesterfield," said Micky.

"We made sure we had to show a lot of character to come to a big Championship club and represent this fantastic football club the way we did on the night.

"We hope that goes some way to apologising for our performance on Saturday."

Mangan, who completed his return to Town on Thursday, popped up to head home from Vernon's cross from close range in the second half.

"We knew what we needed in January, and Mangan was certainly what we needed," said Micky.

"We needed that pace and power we got from Jack Grimmer.

"I enjoyed the game and the way that we defended.

"I enjoyed it the way the Shrewsbury fans enjoyed it - they deserved it.

"They've travelled a long way on a Sunday evening and they've deserved us to perform the way they we did and send them home very happy."

The draw for The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Proper draw will take place live on BBC One's The One Show on Monday night at 7.15pm.

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