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