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Big crowds excite Woods

27 September 2013

Ryan making the most of his first team chance

Ryan Woods is relishing the chance to play in front of another big crowd when Shrewsbury Town head north to Bradford City on Saturday.
 
Woods, who has made the most of his chance to shine at right back in recent weeks, enjoyed playing in front of a sold out Greenhous Meadow against Wolves last weekend.
 
Now the teenager is excited at the challenge ahead at Valley Parade in a game which is expected to attract another big attendance with promoted Bradford averaging gates of more than 14,000 this season. 
 
Woods said: "It can be a little bit nerve racking sometimes, but big crowds are something you want to be playing in front of every week. I do anyway, I don't know about anyone else.
 
"That's my ambition, to be playing in front of big crowds every week. There will be maybe 14,000 at Bradford so it should be a great atmosphere for us to play in and hopefully we can get something."
 
Woods admits he does not know too much about Bradford at the moment, but that will change between now and kick off as Graham Turner briefs his side on what to expect from the Bantams. 
 
"I'm sure we'll learn something off the gaffer between now and Saturday," he said. "They're doing well at the moment and Nahki Wells is playing very well. 
 
"You look at the last four games we've played and we could have got 12 points out of it.
 
"That would have put us right up there, next to Bradford, probably a little bit higher.
 
"We've just got to go there confident of getting a result."
 
Town will be without the suspended Jon Taylor and, while Woods concedes that's a blow, he believes Shrewsbury have the players to hurt Phil Parkinson's side who currently sit sixth in League One.
 
He added: "Jon's a big miss with his pace going forward and he's very direct, but we've got other players who can effect the game like that. We've got more than enough of a goal threat to go forward."


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