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Shrewsbury Town's character key - Micky Mellon

3 November 2014

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon lauded the character of his players after they fought back to win at Dagenham despite playing most of the second half with 10 men.

Liam Lawrence's injury-time penalty won it for the 10-man Shrews who had Jermaine Grandison sent off soon after the break.

Andy Mangan - who scored in Town's 2-1 League Cup defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday - levelled with 20 minutes left after  Billy Bingham's early opener.

And Mellon was pleased with the victory and praised the contribution of Mangan.

He said: "I think the most satisfying thing as a manager is even though we had a few set backs - like losing a goal early and going down to ten men - the group kept playing their football.

"There aren't too many teams who will play with two up front and three in midfield but we trust the players.

"And to find the energy levels that they have, after a game on Tuesday and the long journey down yesterday shows they have tremendous guts and desire to want to do well and win games of football for this football club.

"The goal Andy scores is going to be up there for goal of the season, it is a terrific strike.

"He has caught it sweet as a nut and it was going to take an effort like that to beat the goalkeeper today because fair play he has made six or seven outrageous saves."

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