That victory is for you guys

Micky Mellon
Micky Mellon

MICKY Mellon hailed Town’s exuberant supporters after the 4-1 win at Telford and called for more of the same at Highbury, starting with Saturday’s crunch clash with Mansfield.

Four of Town’s remaining seven Blue Square Bet Premier matches are at home, including the potentially all-important date with Wrexham in three weeks, and manager Mellon wants the fans to cheer his side into the Football League.

Describing the backing in Shropshire as “top-drawer”, Mellon said: “I’d like the same group to turn up behind the goal at home games and give us the same again.

:They sang from first minute to last and it was terrific.

“Maybe sometimes at Highbury we need a bit more of that to create that special atmosphere they gave us today.

“Hats off to them today. That victory is for you guys.”

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It’s a victory which Mellon took great satisfaction from as it took Town’s unbeaten league run to 24 games since Newport stunned them at Highbury in October.

The boss added: “Telford is a difficult place to come and I’m delighted to score four goals.

“We were well in control in the first half, but when you are so in control you want the third goal.

“We were pretty comfortable throughout, though perhaps we made it a wee bit difficult for ourselves with a bit of sloppy defending near the end.

“Maybe we just knocked off, which wasn’t like us. We’ll point that out to various people in the next few days and make sure we learn from it, but I would be out of order to be too picky.

“A few players played with injury and don’t look the worse for wear, which was a great credit to them.

We are enjoying our football ... and the fantastic support.”

*MIDFIELDER Sean Clancy has joined Blue Square Bet North promotion-chasers Halifax Town on loan for the rest of the season.

Now in his third season at Fleetwood, the 24-year-old has managed 11 league appearances this term, scoring three goals.

Halifax boss Neil Aspin said: “He can play in midfield or up front, has a good left foot and gives us balance in the final third.”