The Football League Paper - - FA CUP THIRD ROUND -

an­other Ful­ham player, mid­fielder Lar­nell Cole, 22, who ar­rived in Septem­ber.

“We haven’t re­cov­ered from last week,” said Mel­lon.“Pride is bat­tered, I’m an­gry, dis­ap­pointed.

“This is a proud club with a good fan base who love their town and love their club and with that re­sult we let an aw­ful lot of peo­ple down badly – and that weighs heav­ily on me.

“We go to Cardiff look­ing to be more like our old selves, de­fend bet­ter in one v one sit­u­a­tions, pass it bet­ter, keep it bet­ter, look more of a threat and get back to what we were build­ing on be­fore.

“You don’t want to put pres­sure on the boys and say ‘we need a re­ac­tion at Cardiff’. I don’t know why you need an oc­ca­sion, a team to play against, in or­der to hit your top level of mo­ti­va­tion. In ev­ery game you should, you are a pro­fes­sional rep­re­sent­ing Shrews­bury Town so you should hit your top level ev­ery time.

“It would be a great shot in the arm for my­self, the fans and, of course, the play­ers to go there and per­form well. It’s the third round of the FA Cup, we should be look­ing for­ward to it.”

Cardiff man­ager Rus­sell Slade is wary of an FA Cup up­set.

“They will come with lit­tle to lose,” said the for­mer Ley­ton Ori­ent man­ager.“To come to a league above is al­ways a lift.They will come with no fear. It’s a nice chal­lenge in a nice sta­dium. They will be look­ing for a shock.”

AR­RIVAL: Kyle Vas­sell

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