Date: 1st February 2016 at 8:50am
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Shrewsbury might be struggling for consistency in League One this season following promotion, but manager Micky Mellon’s ability to pick a side that gets a win in the domestic cups is a trick that hasn’t left him.

Hosting Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round at the weekend, Shrewsbury picked up another scalp and took the match three two with goals coming from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Shaun Whalley and Jack Grimmer.

With Shrewsbury having come from behind twice in the game, taking the 97th minute winner deep into stoppage time was a relief for everyone.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, Mellon couldn’t hide his delight at booking our place in the fifth round.

‘I think it was a terrific day for the Football Club. This town loves its football and to have this Club involved in games like this and playing big teams like Sheffield Wednesday is where we should be and we are delighted to be able to give the fans that. The spirit of the side was great and that has never been an issue. To see them all celebrating at the end is fantastic and makes it all worth it. We were great – the opposite of what we have been like in other games because we have been a packet of revels this season.’

Mellon went on to say that for him, the one thing that changed was we ‘got a good lead up’ to the match, so preparations were spot on, the game plan was right and everybody stuck to it. Importantly nobody panicked when we fell behind in the game either.

‘We didn`t panic when we went a goal down and we believed. It was fantastic to get the winner, I am not sure where all the injury time came from but we are delighted anyway!’

He was asked who he would like in Sunday evening’s draw.

‘I always get butterflies watching the FA cup draw because I feel that magic the competition has. I am just going to enjoy it and see who we get. I will sit there and hopefully we will get one of the big boys and give the fans a great day out.’

Manchester United are certainly one of the bigger boys and at the Greenhous no less.

Speaking after the draw was made, the gaffer was thrilled with the way the balls fell.

‘We will focus on what`s important and that`s the next league game at home to Southend United. I`m delighted that always on the horizon we will have a game against one of the biggest clubs in the world. This game should keep performance levels high from the squad because everyone will want to play in that game. It will be great to see the Greenhous Meadow full once again and hopefully we can put on a good show. It is great to have such a big game for the Shrewsbury Town fans and for the people of Shropshire, it should give everyone a big buzz. You go into any game wanting to win it and this will be no different. It`s Southend United at home next and we need to play that game well and the league games after that, even with the Man United game coming up in the near future.’

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