MELLON SEEKS A BOOST AFTER
SHREWSBURY Town manager Micky Mellon admits he is still unable to shake off the disappointment of last weekend’s defeat to Chesterfield as he takes his side to Cardiff City today.
The Shrews were hammered 7-1 by the Spireites in a calamitous display and they have laid on free transport for travelling supporters this weekend by way of an apology.
It’s certainly been a busy week at Greenhous Meadow in the aftermath of the Chesterfield debacle, with Mellon clearing the decks – and bringing in reinforcements.
Top scorer James Collins, 25, has gone to Northampton, while fellow striker Tyrone Barnett, 30, has joined Southend United, both on loan until the end of the season. Captain Liam Lawrence, 34, has moved to Bristol Rovers and defender Mark Ellis, 27 has left for Carlisle United.
On the incoming side, Mellon has brought in two strikers in the shape of Peterborough’s Kyle Vassell, 22, on loan for the rest of the season, and Andy Mangan, 29, who has returned to Shrewsbury on an 18-month contract after leaving for Tranmere in the summer.
He’s also snapped up vastly experienced midfielder Richie Wellens, 35, after his release by Doncaster and Fulham defender Jack Grimmer, 21, on loan for the rest of the campaign, while extending the loan stay of