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Purdie relishing Tranmere clash

24 August 2012

Tranmere will prove a tough test for Town

Versatile Rob Purdie is targeting a second home win inside a week when Tranmere Rovers, the early League One table-toppers, head to the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday.
Purdie, a summer signing from Hereford United, deservedly scooped the man of the match award for an excellent display at left back in Tuesday's 1-0 success over Preston North End.
Now he's hungry for another positive result to consolidate Shrewsbury Town's solid start to the new season.   
Purdie said: "Tranmere have started the season very well, probably a bit better than what people were expecting, but that's not really going to faze us as we've played two very good teams already.
"We won't be nervous with Tranmere at all, espescially at home. The support was very good for us on Tuesday and there was a good atmosphere in the ground.
"I wasn't sure how many we would get or how many Preston would bring. The Preston fans, to be fair to them, were good as well. To have 6,500 here was great and it helps when you're on the pitch."
Purdie felt Town deserved their victory over Preston and felt it was almost inevitable that Deepdale old boy Paul Parry would be the matchwinner.
"We've had two very tough games to start with," he said. "We feel we should have got something out of the Sheffield United game and, although we were under pressure at times against Preston which you're going to be against a Graham Westley team, I felt we were good value for the three points and now we can just build on it.
"Me and Aaron Wildig were talking in the car and saying Paz would definitely score and get his first goal. It was great for him and he was delighted." 

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