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Goldson excited by Cherries clash

12 April 2013

Defender looking forward to big Bournemouth test

Connor Goldson is keen for Shrewsbury Town to replicate their strong home form of last season when promotion chasing Bournemouth visit the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday.
Goldson, pleased to be enjoying a run in the side in his preferred central defensive role, was encouraged by Town's last home display as they saw off Crawley 3-0.
And he knows they will need to hit the heights against a Bournemouth side well placed in second spot having scored more goals than any other team in League One this season.
"It will be a very hard game," said Goldson. "They've won their last six but we're at home in front of our fans on our own ground and we need to make it into a fortress again like it was last season.
"I think we've lost too many games here this year and haven't picked up as many points as we should have so this is a good chance to set a mark.
"Bournemouth have got two very good strikers in Pitman and Tubbs and they've got a good attacking line. They seem to be scoring goals from everywhere.
"But it's one you obviously look forward to, you love playing in the biggest games and this is one of the biggest of the season."
Goldson added he was delighted to be holding down a regular spot at the heart of the back four and was enjoying teaming up alongside on loan Charlton man Yado Mambo.
"My target at the start of the season was probably to play 15 to 20 games," he said. "I think I've made 13 appearances now so it's been okay but there's still more, in my opinion, to come from me.
"I get on with Yado very well. I'm quite close to him as a friend and I'm enjoying playing with him.
"Not only do I think he's a good player and he's done very well since he's been here, but I like playing with someone who I'm comfortable with and who I have a good friendship and partnership with.
"I think we're doing quite well together."        

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