Superb goal from Wright but in the end Town only take a point
By Matt Johnson
Wing wonder Mark Wright offered an accepting reflection talking post-match to ShrewsWeb after an MK Dons stoppage time leveller denied Town a second victory in four days.
Having secured a point against one of the league’s most fancied sides, Wright admitted that before kick-off, a draw may not have been a bad result, and given Town’s second half performance, the positives far outweigh the negatives.
“It’s disappointing not to get all three points,” said Wright. “But it was a great finish by their lad at the end. We deserved the win, but that’s football for you.
“A draw beforehand may have looked good, they’re near the top of the league and you can see why. They keep the ball very well, they always have done. We got to grips with it second half though and I thought we were the better team, but we’ve got to move on now.”
Reflecting on his first goal of the season, a fantastically curled strike in off the post, Wright seemed thrilled, but admitted his main priority is now to keep up the performances to cement his place in Graham Turner’s starting XI.
“For the goal I think Matty played me in and I was just concentrating on getting my first touch right, and then aiming for the bend into the far corner. I knew what I was going to do as soon as I got the ball and it went in. That’s one of my favourite types of shots, I do it all the time in training and it’s paid off.
“My main aim now is to stay in the side, do well and keep my place and if goals come, they come. I think I am getting back to it now; it’s just a bit of a confidence thing. The team wasn’t doing so well so everyone was a bit down, but now we look like we’re getting back to where we were and the confidence is flying for everyone.”
What could’ve been six points out of six has turned out as only four, but Wright suggests that it’s a good return and the confidence should help to lift the team into a position of picking up a first away victory of the campaign.
“We’ve just got to move onto the next game and Saturday is a very big game for us away. We’ve just got to hopefully go there and put in a kind of performance like we put in tonight and we should be alright.
“The lads have gone in there and we’ve said that we’ve got to take the positives out of tonight and we need to take it in Saturday’s game. We’re still buzzing because we’ve played really well, so we’ve got to go up there and put on the same show to pick up a win on the road.”
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