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Recalled Joe relishing Hartlepool trip

21 September 2012

Jacobson delighted with Coventry start

Recalled defender Joe Jacobson is relishing Saturday's trip to Hartlepool as he seeks to re-establish himself in the Shrewsbury Town side once again.
The former Wales under-21 international was delighted to start his first game of the season when he was selected for Tuesday's impressive 4-1 win over Coventry.
Now he wants to help Town to keep moving in the right direction in the League One table ahead of the long trip to the north east.  
"I've played there a few times," said Joe. "I've had a couple of good results there in the past but have not played there for a few years.
"I had a good win there once to get in the play-offs with Bristol Rovers so that was a good time.
"It's always a nice pitch there, it's always good to play football on, and they try and play as well so I'm sure it will be a good footballing game."
While Town were beating Coventry, Hartlepool were suffering a 5-0 midweek defeat at Preston which, Joe feels, could make them even tougher opposition. 
He said: "It's dangerous playing a team that's just lost 5-0. They're going to want to bounce back, they're going to want to make an impression and I'm sure they will make changes.
"The players coming here will want to make an impression as did the ones who came in for us on Tuesday night.
"We'll go there with confidence. You have to when you beat a team like Coventry so convincingly. 
"Hopefully if we can take the same energy, willingness and work rate that we showed in that game to Hartlepool then I'm sure we'll be all right."
Joe added he was pleased to have earned a recall for the clash with the Sky Blues and that he was now determined to do all he can to stay in the side.
"I only found out just before the game," he said. "I thought I had a chance the way you hear people talk and whether or not there's going to be changes.
"We've got a squad here where there's 20 players who think they should be playing so when the team has a couple of losses on the trot players are going to be looking to get back in, the ones who are not playing.
"The gaffer just pulled me in before the game and said 'you've been patient, just go and take your chance' and hopefully I've done that."

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