FA Cup: Preston tie a benchmark - Shrewsbury's Micky Mellon
Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon says Saturday's FA Cup second round tie at Preston will measure how far they have come this season.
After this autumn's trip to the League Cup fourth round, it is a further test of Town's cup credentials, away from their bid to go straight back up from League Two.
"It gives us the opportunity to see where we are against the third best side in League One," Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire. "It's a benchmark for us."