Vital Football

Latest Shrewsbury Town News

Tough Accrington Encounter For Mellon

Tough Accrington Encounter For Mellon

Manager Micky Mellon has said that Accrington Stanley later this evening will be another tough test for us.

The game kicks off at 7.45pm tonight at the Greenhous and Mellon obviously wants to see us continue our fantastic start to the new campaign on home soil, but he knows it will be difficult.

Speaking to the Official Site the gaffer said.

'It's another really tough game. Accrington are always a club with a group of players that fight very hard, so we'll need to be at our best again to try and get something from the game. They have so much spirit and they'll be coming here to try and get a result.'

With the fixture schedule at the moment the gaffer admits that it's always difficult and relentless, so we just have to be as prepared as we can be and ensure we reach our standards and perform well and as long as we tick those boxes he knows we have every chance.

He also hints with it being our fourth game in ten days he is likely to rotate the pack again slightly to try and ensure everybody remains fresh, but ultimately that's why he's built a squad - not a first team XI.

Defender Cameron Gayle was also interviewed ahead of the game, and he pointed out that we'll be aiming to get an early goal against Accrington so we can learn from the mistakes against Tranmere and not have to chase ourselves, but make them chase and then exploit the gaps as they push forward.

'We made it a bit hard for ourselves by scoring in the last minute (Tranmere) but a win is a win, so we go on to Accrington now. If we start putting away our chances, we'll beat teams by three or four but it's going to be another battle.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday August 19 2014
Time: 4:47PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Shrewsbury Town Articles

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

500,000+ Season Tickets Sold In 2016/17

More than 500,000 Season Tickets were sold in the Football League pyramid for the 2016/17 season.

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw Next Monday

The third round draw for the 2016/17 FA Cup will take place on Monday evening.

How Do Shrewsbury Fare In The BBC's 2016 Survey?

The BBC's Price Of Football survey for 2016 was released a week last Wednesday evening and as ever they looked at everything from the price of tickets through to the price of pies...

Archived Vital Shrewsbury Articles

Vital Shrewsbury articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Shrewsbury
Write For Vital Shrewsbury
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Swindon v Shrewsbury
Suggested By:
Shrewsbury win47%
Swindon win46%
Draw7%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 20 13 5 2 44 24
2 Bolton 20 12 4 4 40 12
3 Sheff Utd 20 11 5 4 38 12
4 Bradford 20 9 8 3 35 9
5 Rochdale 20 9 3 8 30 2
6 Peterborough 19 8 5 6 29 7
7 Wimbledon 20 7 8 5 29 6
8 Fleetwood 20 8 5 7 29 5
9 Millwall 19 8 4 7 28 1
10 Southend 20 7 7 6 28 -1
11 Charlton 19 6 9 4 27 7
12 Port Vale 20 7 6 7 27 -5
13 Bristol Rovers 20 7 6 7 27 -6
14 Oxford 20 7 5 8 26 0
15 Gillingham 20 7 5 8 26 -3
16 Walsall 20 6 8 6 26 -5
17 Northampton 20 6 6 8 24 0
18 Swindon 20 6 5 9 23 -7
19 MK Dons 20 5 6 9 21 -5
20 Bury 20 6 2 12 20 -10
21 Coventry 20 4 7 9 19 -8
22 Chesterfield 20 5 3 12 18 -10
23 Oldham 19 3 8 8 17 -10
24 Shrewsbury 20 3 6 11 15 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Shrewsbury Town Results (view all)

Shrewsbury Town Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Rochdale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 7 2017 3:00PM : Swindon Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football