Date: 18th February 2016 at 6:55pm
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Manager Micky Mellon has said that Shrewsbury Town go into the FA Cup fifth round tie against Manchester United with no fear and the players won’t be overawed by the opposition at the Greenhous Meadow.

Hosting the eleven time winners of the FA Cup on Monday evening, Mellon’s pre game press conference has now been held and speaking to the Official Site the gaffer was confident the players wouldn’t be intimidated by the players we would face – as we’ve a good record the last few years against teams higher than us in the Football League pyramid.

‘We will give it our best go and we won`t be overawed. We will make sure that we thoroughly enjoy the game and take it all in and give the best account of ourselves that we possibly can to represent this great football town. We`ve got to do certain things in a certain way to increase our chances of getting a result, so that`s what we`re working on and the mentality we`re approaching the game with. We`ll incorporate that into the game-plan so that the players know why we`re doing what we`re doing and hopefully it gives us a good opportunity of getting the result.’

With Mellon confirming that the focus on United only turned following the three two victory over Blackpool in our last game, the gaffer was clear that everybody just has to enjoy a tie like this – whatever happens.

‘I`ve said if you don`t get excited about this then please move aside and give someone else a go because this is what football`s all about. We`ve had this place rocking before and it will be great to go and see it again. I`m very fortunate to have seen it a couple of times now and to be able to see it again is something I can look forward to. I know what it`s like when the people at Shrewsbury roar and know what the stadium is like and the atmosphere it creates.’

Boosting the chances of an upset ahead of the game, are the fact that our injury list is starting to shrink and Mellon joked he could’ve expected that as this game cycled round.

‘As always when there`s a big game the physio becomes unemployed because nobody needs him! That`s what you expect and that`s what usually happens because it`s an exciting time for the club. Jack Grimmer will be fit and Larnell Cole have trained and there`s a few that were in the development squad on Tuesday to build towards the weekend. All or most will be available for selection other than the cup-tied lads or long-term injuries.’

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