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Joe looking forward to Rotherham trip

22 August 2013

Left back relishing Town's first visit to New York Stadium

Shrewsbury Town left back Joe Jacobson is looking forward to playing at Rotherham United's New York Stadium for the first time as he hopes to follow up last weekend's fine win over Swindon with another positive result.
Town have faced Rotherham in the past at both Millmoor and the Don Valley Stadium but Saturday will be the club's first visit to the New York Stadium, the ground the Millers moved into at the start of last season, a campaign which ended in promotion from League Two.
"I've never been there but I've spoken to Ian Sharps and Lionel Ainsworth who left us to go there and they can't fault the facilities," said Jacobson.
"I've seen it on TV and it looks like one of those nice stadiums you want to play in so it's going to be a good game for everyone.
"We're going to go there, working our socks off, trying to get three points, and hopefully we can do that."
Jacobson expects Rotherham to have a good season and knows just what to expect from the Yorkshire club this weekend.  
"I think they'll have a very good season," he said. "They've got a new stadium, they've got the high from last season to take them forward this year and they're going to be a tough team to play against.

"We know what sides managed by Steve Evans are like having played against them a few times before and he's going to have their players right up for the game. We've got to match them and hopefully get a win."
Town head north in good spirits after beating Swindon with Jacobson confident they can continue to move in the right direction.  
"It's always nice to get that first win and we want to build on that, take it forward," he added. "You look around the place and everyone's buzzing, everyone wants the next game to come as quickly as it can and try to get another win.
"We defended as a team very well against Swindon. We kept our shape very well, and we've worked on that a lot in pre-season and the start of the season. 

"It was nice to get a couple of goals and on another day we could have got three or four." 

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