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We believed - Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon

17 November 2014

Micky Mellon insisted his in-form Shrewsbury Town side have achieved nothing yet after making it six Sky Bet League 2 victories in a row with a comfortable 2-0 win over Mansfield Town.

An unstoppable shot from midfielder Bobby Grant, on loan from Blackpool, just before the hour mark was added to by an eighth goal of the season from top scorer James Collins 15 minutes from time.

Shrewsbury were in total control throughout with Mansfield's cause not helped by losing midfielder Jamie McGuire to a red card for two quick bookings after just 30 minutes.

"We've been consistently putting in performances and maybe not getting results at certain times earlier on," said Mellon, reflecting on his side's blistering run of form which has lifted them from 13th place up to second spot in the League 2 table.

"But we believed if we kept doing the things that we thought would give you some success, i.e, winning games, that eventually it would happen.

"But we've done nothing yet except pick up another three points to add to the tally that we already have so we won't get carried away.

"We know there's an awful lot of work to be done and there's standards that we have to continually keep meeting all the time."

Mellon was pleased with the patience his men showed in making their extra man count against a Mansfield side now without a win in eight games.

He added: "We knew it was going to be difficult to break down a well organised Mansfield side so we just knew we had to hang in there because we know that we've got good athletes and good footballers.

"Eventually, we believed that they would represent us and get us the result we got so in the end I'm absolutely delighted at a fantastic three points for us."

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