Shrewsbury Town boss Mellon praises Harris' Millwall work

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SHREWSBURY Town boss Micky Mellon says his side have done their homework on Millwall and is expecting a “terrific occasion” on Saturday.

Mellon also revealed he has kept a close eye on Millwall during the summer, in particular the restructuring work carried out on their squad.

“They’ll be a huge test coming down from the Championship, they’ve done some rebuilding and they’ll be looking to bounce straight back,” Mellon told the Shropshire Star.

“They play at a really high tempo and they’ve done a lot of recruitment, so their team is unrecognisable from last season.”

“We’ve got quite a few DVDs on them and we’ve watched them continuously – they’ll be a very committed side.

“But we’ve got enough here to deal with that, we’ll be ready for that challenge and we’re really looking forward to it.”

Mellon has himself been busy working on his squad over the summer, bringing in the likes of Mat Sadler from Rotherham, Martin Woods from Ross County and striker Liam McAlinden on loan from Wolves.

And the former Blackpool midfielder paid tribute to Neil Harris, who he will be trying to get the better of this weekend.

He added: “You hear their manager talking about the ‘Millwall way’ and that’s what we’re trying to build here, where everyone knows the history of the club and what we’re all about.

“There are a lot of lads who have come through the ranks, starting with the manager, and they all love Millwall and really play for the badge.

“It’s a very partisan club and it makes it a very difficult game – that’s the danger and the size of the task we face.”

“It will be a terrific occasion.”

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34 thoughts on “Shrewsbury Town boss Mellon praises Harris' Millwall work

  • August 6, 2015 at 14:34
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    COYL MILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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    • August 6, 2015 at 15:05
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      @wallchef: Harris was talking about Micky Mellon last week in glowing terms so is Harris a Sycophantic t*** as well ?

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  • August 6, 2015 at 14:53
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    Not sure they have been watching too closely if they think we have done a lot of recruitment!!

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  • August 6, 2015 at 14:54
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    He's worried about us, 3 points up for grabs be a hard game but it's there if wall play like wall.

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  • August 6, 2015 at 14:58
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    "Watching quite a few DVD´s".
    From when, as the new/old Millwall is just getting into gear?
    He must have been watching DVD´s from the time under Coco, as he did a "lot of recruitment"!

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  • August 6, 2015 at 15:06
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    COYL let show strawberry what we are made of im putting a 10 ner on MILLWALL 2 win 4-0 COYL don't let me down NOLU, WDC

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  • August 6, 2015 at 15:12
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    Watch out MILLWALL about u melon lol COYL

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  • August 6, 2015 at 15:13
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    Conflicting views on the Newsnow Millwall site, Shrewsbury say they have offered Grandison a new contract today and expect him to sign, on a Coventry item it says Grandison who used to play for them has rejected a new offer and we are interested in signing him, He has to sign by noon tomorrow to be eligible to play against us, interesting, we do need to get a settled back four, Wolves showed how important that is when they got relegated a couple of seasons back, my back five would be, Archer, Cummings, Beevers ,Webster and TC at LB, when Martin is fit switch him with TC and put TC in place of Webster

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      • August 6, 2015 at 16:28
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        I agree Charlie but Webster seems to be getting the nod over Nelson

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  • August 6, 2015 at 15:17
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    Just target our left back with pace ,I'm sure Beevers can cope lol,get a decent LB in Harris!!.

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  • August 6, 2015 at 15:21
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    Roll on Saturday and I can't wait, sounds like he's very worried about us.

    Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  • August 6, 2015 at 15:42
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    holloway used to brown nose, is he related to mellon?

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  • August 6, 2015 at 15:46
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    The Millwall team I watched against CD Tondela looked pretty recognisable to me, Mellon's come out with that rubbish to keep the local rag happy

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  • August 6, 2015 at 15:55
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    As the first game is only a couple of days away it is a good time to reflect what has been done since the end of last season. I think Mellon should be concerned, we have been totally reinvented much smaller squad of players who want to be there no journey men. A bunch of talented, pacy younvsters who know tbe manager and what he wants. We have a spine in the team and Manager who have all 'done it' Forde, TC, Jimmy, Morrison two of who are current or recent internationals with stacks of experience. Gregs has a Championship season under his belt, Fred a years regular playing experince along with Sid, O'Brien, etc. I think this could be a blinding season after a lot of negative chat on fhis site during the close season. Lets be honest we will not know, for at least six seven matches, how it is going to go, but I for one am very happy on whats been done so far.COYL.

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  • August 6, 2015 at 16:38
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    You are right Roar, let's hope the boo boys agree.

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  • August 6, 2015 at 16:50
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    Don't think Morrison will start the game on sat not had to much time training with gregs and other forwards so expect him to come on second half .would be nice 3 points but would settle for draw first away game some of the youngsters might be nervous first game . Good luck lads

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    • August 6, 2015 at 16:58
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      @cashman1: I think I would take a draw now Cashman. Win at home draw away is promotion form.

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  • August 6, 2015 at 17:24
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    Is there a prediction league this season, I would also go for a draw 2-2?

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    • August 6, 2015 at 21:06
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      @CavanLion: been asking same question for ages cava know one replies.if there is one there leavin it bit late

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      • August 7, 2015 at 12:15
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        @scottwall: A BIG HELLO TO EVERYBODY ON HERE ( Jim1222, Jim28, Block28,The Lion to mention a few ), HOPE YOU ALL HAD A NICE SUMMER BREAK, FULL OF FUN. NEED SOME GOOD RESULTS, FROM QUALITY TOUGH PLAYERS WHO PULL ON THE LIONS SHIRTS! ' STAY - COOL'.......( STORMIN' NORMAN ).PS. WHERES THE PREDICTION STUFF, FOLKS ?

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  • August 6, 2015 at 17:56
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    Millwall have signed teenager Mbulu on a years contract from Brentwood town,played for under 21, been training with the limos this season and has impressed Harris, he's a defender on main site.

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    • August 6, 2015 at 18:01
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      @The Roar: One for the future Roar,at least we are now looking further down the line,even though senior signing's may seem a bit slow.

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    • August 6, 2015 at 20:41
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      @The Roar: seen him a couple of times, doesn't back out of a tackle, good in the air, he's defo gonna be in the 1st team soon. as good as sid in imo.

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  • August 6, 2015 at 18:26
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    i wondered who that bloke was in that ridiculous feathered costume up that tree at calmont road. the millwall way(THE NEW DEN) the shrewsbury way (GAY MEADOW)

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  • August 6, 2015 at 20:28
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    Done their homework? - expect plenty of long range shots at our moody keeper then !

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  • August 6, 2015 at 20:28
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    Done their homework - expect plenty of long range shots at our moody keeper then

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  • August 7, 2015 at 06:56
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    Dunno how true it is but was doing a bit of shopping down the blue the other day and bumped into etienne verveer. Got talking and said that an old face will be returning soon. Think it might be Ian bogie, still do a job I reckon. Who nose

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  • August 7, 2015 at 07:06
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    Listening to LionsLive and hearing that Harris really likes the CB pairing of TC and Webster, personally I think that's great news and agree that they are our best players at this time

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  • August 7, 2015 at 12:23
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    HELLO EVERYBODY ON HERE, ( PLUS THE USUALS: ( JIM1222, JIM28, BLOCK28, THE LION TO MENTION A FEW ) HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GOOD FUN FILLED SUMMER - BREAK. LETS HOPE FOR QUALITY FROM THE PLAYERS WHO PULL ON THE LIONS SHIRT. " STAY COOL " ( STORMIN' NORMAN )PS. WHERES THE PREDICTION STUFF ?

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