Date: 16th February 2016 at 1:31pm
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Manager Micky Mellon has said this weekend’s clash against Manchester United at the Greenhous Meadow will be another opportunity for the side to relish in the Cup.

Hosting Louis van Gaal’s side for the fifth round match, Mellon is quoted by the Chronicle as saying that he would task former Blackpool gaffer Sam Allardyce would some advice in terms of how Shrewsbury will approach the game and go for what would be the upset of the round.

‘I`ll speak to Big Sam and see what his plan was and see if there is any help he can give us. If there is anything we can learn from them I am sure we will.’

With Shrewsbury facing off last year against Chelsea, and having beaten Gainsborough, Grimsby, Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday to earn their place at this stage of this year’s competition, Mellon went on to describe it as a ‘dream’ game for everyone concerned.

‘When I became a coach and a manager, it was my dream to prepare a team to play against Manchester United at home in front of a full house in the FA Cup. I love football and I can now say I`m going to prepare my team against Manchester United – I don`t think it gets any better than that. It`s a fantastic moment for my managerial career and for Shrewsbury Town.’

The Shropshire Star also have him quoted as saying we’ve more than done our homework on the side ahead of the game to be as best prepared as we can.

‘We`ve done our homework – our scouts have been very lucky in that respect. They`ve been able to take their families for days out to watch Manchester United for the last couple of weeks, so they`re grateful for that! We`re absolutely looking forward to the game – we`ll prepare for it as we do every week. It`s great. I`m usually one of those guys who are pleased for everyone else, because I like to see big smiles on people`s faces. But now I can say I`m preparing my team to play Manchester United and it`s fantastic.’

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