Mickey Demetriou

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Mickey Demetriou

Shrewsbury Town




Mickey began his career at hometown club Worthing as a striker, and after a spell at Bognor Regis he was invited to attend Glenn Hoddle's Academy in Spain.

Mickey's period in Spain included appearances for Jerez before Mickey - now re-invented as a defender - joined Conference club Eastbourne. In the summer of 2011, Mickey had caught the eye of Kidderminster Harriers and he signed an one year contract.

Mickey made well over 100 appearances in the Conference Premier, and was widely regarded as the best left-back in the division, as evidenced by his regular England C appearances.

Mickey is also extremely proficient when playing as the left-sided centre half, a position he excelled in during Kidderminster's FA Cup run in the 2013/2014 season. Playing against Peterborough at home and then winning away in the replay, Mickey shone against the striker regarded as the then star of League 1. He would then follow this up with an excellent display in the narrow 1-0 defeat away to Premier League Sunderland.

On the 2nd June 2014, Mickey completed a move to the Football League, signing a two year contract with League Two club Shrewsbury Town.

Mickey's Football League debut was a memorable one ; on the 16th August 2014 with his side trailing 1-0 at home to Tranmere Mickey provided a 90th minute assist. Moments later, deep in to injury time, Mickey then scored to ensure Shrewsbury snatched a 2-1 win. On the 25th August Mickey enjoyed another memorable game; playing excellently as his side beat Premier League opposition in round 2 of the League Cup (a 1-0 away win at Leicester City). The cup joy would continue; on the 23rd September Mickey was again a solid performer as this time Championship club Norwich City fell by the wayside, again to a 1-0 scoreline. Cup glory nearly reached new levels in late October as Shrewsbury matched Chelsea for 81 minutes, before a late goal brought about a valiant 2-1 defeat - Mickey playing the full 90 minutes against Mourinho's men.

In Mickey's first thirteen starts for Shrewsbury, he helped his club secure six clean sheets and also contributed a number of assists going forwards, as a firm promotion push was launched by Mickey Mellon's side. By the end of January 2015, Mickey had already racked up 30 starts in all competitions - and many more clean sheets and assists - as his manager expressed his delight in the transition Mickey had made to League football.

On 10th February 2015, Mickey scored his second League goal of the season - a 90th min equalizer against Carlisle then prompted an injury time winner as the Shrews moved to the top of League Two. On 28th February, Mickey's third League goal arrived, against Northampton. On Mickey's 37th and 38th League appearance of the season, Shrewsbury kept two more clean sheets, breaking a long standing club record in the process.

On 25th April, Shrewsbury were promoted to League One - meaning that Mickey's first season in League Two was a brief stay at that level. Yet another clean-sheet, this time away to Cheltenham, would mean that Mickey had played a huge part in the defensive strength that contributed so significantly to the Shrews' promotion. By the end of the season, Mickey had appeared 49 times for the Shrews ; 42 times in the Football League.

On 1st September 2015 Mickey joined Cambridge United on loan and he played six games (5 in the League) during September, winning a number of man of the match awards in the process. After appearing 15 times in all for United, Mickey's loan ended in the New Year and he returned to parent club Shrewsbury. Mickey had to wait patiently until 9th April 2016 to finally earn his League 1 debut, and an eventful game it was - after a late red card for Shrewsbury's keeper Mickey donned the keeper gloves and nearly saved Millwall's penalty.

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