Date: 17th June 2014 at 9:09pm
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Manager Micky Mellon has said he welcomes the chance for his new look Shrewsbury Town team to face off so early in the season against Championship opponents.

Having been drawn at home in the first round of the Capital One Cup today against Blackpool, the gaffer said that with so many ties between the clubs, it was almost fitting that we were drawn against them.

Speaking to the Official Site he explained.

‘I captained Blackpool, Michael Jackson played for Blackpool, Matt Williams of course was Blackpool’s secretary and is now our chief executive, and obviously Mark Halstead’s come here form Blackpool. We’re all professionals at the end of the day it will be a real good challenge for us as a team.’

He goes on to say that sometimes football can gift you things that you ‘couldn’t script sometimes’ and this is certainly one of those occasions, but for us he knows it’ll be a good test and a good experience for a team that will really only have a handful of games behind their belts, and all he can see coming from the match are positives – irrespective of the result you imagine.

‘We’ve got so much more to think about before it comes along but it’s certainly a nice one for the players and ourselves to look forward to.’