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Knight-Percival expects another test

1 August 2014

Defender sees Altrincham as similar opposition to Kidderminster

Defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival sees Shrewsbury Town's trip to Altrincham on Friday night as another difficult test.

Town will face the Conference Premier side at Moss Lane (7.45pm kick-off) in their final pre-season friendly, just three days after being held to a 1-1 draw at Kidderminster Harriers in midweek.

And Knight-Percival believes Altrincham, like Kidderminster, will pose similar problems for Town despite being a lower-league side.

"It's going to be a tough game, similar to the one on Tuesday (against Kidderminster)," said Knight-Percival.

"But it will be a great test for us, and you can't take any of these games lightly.

"We're always going to go about it in the same way, though, with the thought that we want to win the game.

"We've had a short session the day before the game to get in a few tactical things, but we're looking good."

"You play a range of different teams in pre-season, from lower-league teams to bigger teams, but it's about how we play and how we go about our own business."

The 27-year-old featured from the start in Tuesday's draw at Aggborough and has been glad to get game time under his belt ahead of the new Sky Bet League 2 season.

"I've had a fair amount of minutes, which I'm happy about, and it's nice to be playing as much as possible," said Knight-Percival.

"It's all about getting the minutes in and getting back to match fitness."

And being one of manager Micky Mellon's early signings this summer, Knight-Percival says all of Town's new players are settling well together.

"It's a very new team here and we're all still getting used to each other, but over the last month in pre-season we've all really gelled as a team and a squad," he said.

"Things are looking good. We're all enjoying our training and being around the Club.

"We're trying to concentrate on getting ourselves right for the beginning of the season and on how the manager wants us to play."

Town kick-off their League Two campaign at AFC Wimbledon on August 9. 

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