Steve Davis praise for counterpart Mellon as he get set for Shrews trip.
Steve Davis has praised the job his opposite number Micky Mellon has achieved at Shrewsbury Town. Mellon guided the Shrews to promotion last season just 12 months after they dropped out of League One and the Crewe boss says that the experienced Mellon has utilised the transfer market extremely well to bring in senior professionals such as Liam Lawrence and our former captain Matt Tootle.
spot. That type of mini-run is what Crewe are crying out for at the moment as we search for those first three points of the season. thThe Shrews have experienced an indifferent start to the league campaign and had found themselves in the bottom four before back-to-back to wins over Barnsley and Southend propelled them to 16
Ahead of our weekend encounter at the Greenhous Meadow, Steve told crewealex.net: “Micky has done a good job following their relegation into League Two. He had to rebuild and they were one of the dominant teams in the league below.
“He thought that they needed to strengthen his squad this summer and he did his business relatively early.
“He has stuck with three at the back for the most part and they are hard to beat. They are capable of grinding out results and they have their style of play. It has served them well under Micky and good luck to him.
“It is still early days in the season and although Shrewsbury have had some good results they have lost three at home and playing in front of their own supporters can bring its own pressure.
Steve added: “We will have some good support at Shrewsbury and if they can repeat what they did for us at Wigan then that will give the players a massive boost. It is a derby and the players and staff what it means to the fans, especially at the moment. It is a challenge we are looking forward to. “