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Micky Mellon On Doncaster Rovers Clash

4 March 2016

Manager Relishing Another Big Match

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"He’s good to go," confirmed Micky.

"He trained on Thursday morning and he’s fit and firing and good to go.

"We had to be very patient and very tactical about it. We couldn’t go prodding and being a pain in the bum (to Crystal Palace).

"Alan Pardew has been brilliant, so has Mark Bright, all the people at Crystal Palace.

"We are delighted to get things done."

Someone who is looking to play a part on Saturday is Sullay Kaikai, who has returned to the Club from Crystal Palace for a second loan spell in a Town shirt.

"(There are) just a few knocks and niggles," said Micky.

"We got some good news on (James) Wallace, he may have a bit of an injection that will move him along quickly because he’s a good player.

"I’m looking forward to getting him flying again, I think he was just getting there and he took a bad knock against Southend (United).

"James (Wesolowski) has trained, he was full on on Thursday morning - we had a little group who needed to do more so he’s getting going again.

"You can see the quality of players that we are getting back into the group.

"Jermaine (Grandison) did a little bit but probably a bit tentative, he never really took part in the main session (on Thursday).

"(Matt) Tootle joined in (on Thursday morning). He’s had a little bit of a lay-off with an achilles problem so he’s getting going now as well. We can start to get him considered now.

"We’re moving forward to being able to have a full group available for selection which is important at this time of the season.

"But Saturday is too early for Wallace, probably too early for Tootle and maybe too early for big Jermaine as well."

Micky provided an injury update of his squad, and it is good news all-round at what he says is a crucial stage of the season.

"It’s a big game, but I quite like being involved in big games," said Micky.

"I hope I am always a manager that’s involved in big games.

"If someday somebody comes and says ‘that’s a small game’ then I’m not doing very well, or it’s not really what I want to manage.

"I want to be involved in big games, the stakes are high and we’ll go and fight for the value of three points again.

"The players will be prepared for it and we’ll be good to go."

And Micky says it is one he is looking forward to.

Town travel to the Keepmoat Stadium (3pm Kick off) for the Sky Bet League 1 encounter on the back of Tuesday’s win over Rochdale, and find themselves level on points with this weekend’s opponents.

Manager Micky Mellon is relishing another big game for Shrewsbury Town when they face Doncaster Rovers away on Saturday.

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