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Tamika braced for Blades

1 November 2013

Skipper expecting tough game from revitalised Sheffield

Skipper Tamika Mkandawire is in upbeat mood ahead of tomorrow's big home clash against Nigel Clough's Sheffield United.
Town may have been beaten at Brentford last weekend but the central defender insists he is confident that Shrewsbury can soon start to climb the League One table.
Mkandawire, writing in his captain's column for the Sheffield United issue, said: "It's still reasonably early days in the season and I definitely don't think we deserve to be in 18th position. 
"I know results don't lie but neither do performances and I think we have played well in a number of games even when the results have not gone our way.
"I'm sure everyone who has been at the games will agree with me. We're still very positive and we think we can go on and get some great results."
Mkandawire just hope the upturn in fortunes begins tomorrow against the Blades who have not started the season as well as they would have probably hoped after reaching the play-offs last term.  
The captain added: "Sheffield United are a huge club and they've got a great fan base. 
"Having just appointed a new manager, they'll be up for it, and it will be a difficult game for us, but we are confident of giving them a good game.
"It's fair to say it looks a much tougher game now than it might have a few weeks ago when Sheffield United were on a poor run of results.
"I would have thought they will still probably be up at the right end of the table at the end of the season so it's a good game to look forward to and you want to test yourself against good players." 

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