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Micky Mellon post Burton Albion

23 January 2016

Gaffer's thoughts after the win away at Burton Albion

Micky Mellon was calm after Shrewsbury defeated Burton 2-1 and focused on finding a level of consistency that will lift his side away from the relegation zone:

“It is a fantastic result. I am delighted to get the victory but I still feel like there is work to be done. We have shown quality to come to a team that is flying high and get the win. Shaun Whalley did fantastically well to get on the end of the ball to score the winner at the end.”

“I think there were fine margins between the teams. We were disappointed to be a goal down at half time but we rallied well in the second half. I thought we defended well and stiffened things up at the back, we didn’t want to leave the door open against Burton. We felt with our pace that we could catch them on the break and that is what we did.”

The 43-year-old feels Shrewsbury still need to be more dependable and is hoping they can improve on that in the run of three home games they have coming up:

“We have beat some big teams this season. We went to Cardiff and got the win as we did at Sheffield too so we have to find some consistency to keep the performance up. All games are worth three points so I don’t feel any different today than I would if we beat anyone in the league, the important thing is to make sure we can get more wins.”

“The home games gives us an opportunity for us to play well in front of our own crowd and get some more points so we will go into the matches believing we can do that. We showed today how well we can play so I hope we are able to do that back at home in the next few fixtures.”

The Scotsman was appreciative of the travelling fans at the Pirelli stadium and is keen to pay them back:

“The crowd were wonderful and it is important that we battle for them every week. We need to find the consistency for them and we have to go into the next game trying to go on little run together and keep the performances up.”

The former Barnsley boss was impressed with the debutants in the side and felt the whole team performed well:

“The new signings showed the quality and energy they bring to the group today. Richie Wellens did fantastically well and I don’t recall him giving the ball away once. The midfield played like a Championship midfield. Andy Mangan has been playing well since coming back and that is brilliant for us. I know he would score goals, he is a terrific poacher and you can’t have enough of those in your side. He is a pest in the box and a pest in the dressing room! But I love him because he always puts as shift in.”

“A lot of the lads in the squad have come from a higher level and all have the ability to play like they did today. I felt the all the lads did everything that was asked of them today.”

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