Micky Mellon: Shrewsbury home form 'not an issue', says manager
Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon says their home record is 'not a massive issue', despite having lost all their League One home games since promotion.
Last season Mellon's men boasted the best home form outside the Premier League, taking 55 points out of a possible 69 with 17 wins in 23 games.
This time round, they have lost all four home games, but are unbeaten away.
"People are just upset that we're not delivering victories at home," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.
"If we keep creating the chances, we'll score goals and we'll be fine.
|What happened to Mellon's Fortress Meadow?|
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|Played 4, Lost 4, Goals For 2, Goals Against 6, Pts 0||Played 4, Won 2, Drawn 2, Goals 5, Goals Against 3, Pts 8|
"We can play in different formations and we've blistering pace and power up front. We've lost some players that would have made us even better. But the squad is as strong as it's been since I've been here."
Shrewsbury have an ideal chance to put their home form right this Saturday when Mellon's team find themselves up against one of his former clubs, bottom of the table Blackpool, whose only win so far in nine league and cup games this season was away at Scunthorpe at the start of the month.
But Mellon, who still lives in Blackpool, says the political in-fighting at Bloomfield Road. should not concern his players.
"We need to keep focused on what we do," he added. "We can't get distracted by what happens elsewhere. As soon as I think about anybody else I've lost my own focus.
"I had a good time there many years ago and I still live in the town but I can honestly say that I only care now about Shrewsbury Town."
Having also lost their final home game last season, Shrewsbury have now lost five league matches in succession - and, if they were to lose at home to Blackpool on Saturday, it would equal a club record.