Date: 9th February 2016 at 12:40pm
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Manager Micky Mellon has said he feels that the new 3421 formation he’s used over the past two games fits the side perfectly as continued improvement is sought this season.

Speaking to the Shropshire Star in what I presume was additional questions from his post game press conference at the weekend, Mellon was explained that he felt like he’d found a winning formula moving forward for the players we have and the threats they carry when it came to the new shape and he’s expecting further improvements in due course as everybody becomes more familiar with it.

‘We`ve played it for the last couple of games and it seems to suit us. It seems to be able to get all the pace into the team we want and the lads like it so we`re happy playing it.’

Having had a bit part for most of the season, Mellon also said it really seemed to suit Shaun Whalley for one.

‘He`s a terrific player with such pace and when we`re not playing with wingers it`s not fair to him because we can`t find a role for him. But that position suits him down to the ground as we saw on Sunday. We give him the freedom to link anywhere across that final third and get at people and he`s very good at that.’

Abu Ogogo was interviewed by the same outlet, and for him he felt the performances over the last three games had indicated that Shrewsbury had now turned a corner – but obviously it was down to the players to now prove that with improved results.

‘I`d like to think we have turned a corner. We`d like to be getting more points on the board – three points rather than one. The position we`re in at the moment, the points are the main thing but to perform like we did on Sunday and get a draw wasn`t too bad. It was a good point – we defended well and put in a good away performance. We wanted the win, but to draw away wasn`t bad and if a team was going to nick it, it would have been us on the day. We had the best chances – Shaun Whalley had one and so did I, but I think Jean-Louis (Akpa Akpro) was offside. We got good crosses into the box – Jermaine (Grandison) also had a chance at the end, and it just wouldn`t fall for us. But we can take positives from the game.’

Having missed six games with a hamstring injury, on a personal level he also said he’d had no reaction following his return so hopefully he would get a good run of games under his belt now after the lay off.

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