Micky Mellon Pre-York City

Manager Micky Mellon is hoping that Saturday’s trip to York City can see the end of their winless away streak.

The Shrews have lost four in a row on their travels, despite having a fantastic home record and Micky believes that his side can claim their first victory away from home on Saturday.

Micky said: “We haven’t been good enough, the performances have been good but we haven’t got the results on the road to back up this home form, so we’ll go there with a game plan and try very hard to get an important result.

“We’ve got our confidence from Saturday and we’ll look forward to the challenge and want to get that first win on the road.

“We need to concentrate on what we have to do to try and get a result.”

The trip to Bootham Crescent also poses the problem of facing a team with a new manager. Russ Wilcox will take control of his first York game on Saturday and the players will be looking to impress their new manager.

Micky said about Wilcox: “I know Russ well and I know that he’ll come in there and want to do very well, very quickly.

“He has broken the record for a new manager with that unbeaten run at Scunthorpe, and also got himself sacked. It’s unbelievable how football works.”

Club Captain Liam Lawrence has found some form recently after claiming two assists in the 3-1 win against Cheltenham Town last week and has impressed Micky.

He said: “He’s well capable of doing that. We know he’s a lad of great ability and great experience and we know what he can bring to the team.

“He had a good impact in the second half at the weekend and there was only one person more delighted than me and that was Liam. He’s trained really well this week and we’ll look forward to the weekend and him carrying that on.”

Striker James Collins also found the back of the net on Saturday and has regained a bit of confidence.

Micky said: “It was massive for us because he’s a goalscorer that’s what they want to do, they want to score goals.

“We need him to score a lot more goals which he is very capable of, if he continues his good form, because he has been playing well, he just needs to add goals to that and he did on Saturday so we’re pleased for him.”

With midfielder James Wesolowski suspended for the trip to York, one of the fringe players will be looking to come in and influence the manager.

Micky said: “It’s a blow, but at least that gives someone the opportunity to come in and play.

“We have a squad of first team players here so somebody will be able to step up now and step in and will continue that job in there for us. I have every confidence that who we decide to go with will come in and do well for us.”


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