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"Things are looking very positive"

25 October 2013

Weale looking forward to the Brentford challenge

Chris Weale is in upbeat mood ahead of Shrewsbury Town's trip to Brentford on Saturday.
The goalkeeper believes Town are playing well enough to suggest a good run of results is just around the corner as they get ready for the Griffin Park clash against the Bees.   
"We're playing very well," said Weale, who kept two clean sheets against Brentford last season. "We're creating chances and passing the football well. We've got a lot of energy in the side so things are looking very positive.
"We're playing a lot, lot better than last season for example. Hopefully the fans can see that and hopefully the fans will stick with us because we're trying to play football."
Weale has been encouraged how Dave Winfield and Tamika Mkandawire have hit it off as a central defensive partnership since being paired together.
He said: "Those two are looking very strong the last couple of games so it helps, a bit of continuity among the back four and hopefully we can build on that.
"We're very close to keeping clean sheets and very close to performing very well. If we can keep this continuity and just iron a few things out then we'll have a successful season."
Weale admitted he was disappointed with the manner of Colchester's equaliser in Tuesday night's 1-1 draw at the Greenhous Meadow, but he's not one to dwell on such things. 
"You just get on with it," he said. "You know that things are going to happen in games and over the course of the season you're going to make mistakes.
"If you have never played in goal you'll never experience the feeling of making a mistake but you've just got to bounce back from it, get on with it and enjoy your football.
"You know these things are going to happen over the course of the season but you try and put things in place to work out what you're going to do when they do happen.
"You make mistakes every day of your life, but unfortunately for me in my position they're highlighted a lot more because people are obviously watching me do my job whereas let's say if you're a teacher or a Sainsbury's delivery man, only a few people know your mistakes.
"But that's the position I'm in and I love what I do. You just have to stay as level as you can be because you know the highs are going to come and you know the lows are going to come." 

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