Midfielder pleased with how Town are shaping up in pre-season
James Wesolowski is encouraged with how Shrewsbury Town are shaping up in pre-season as he gets ready to take on Watford in the next pre-season friendly at the Greenhous Meadow this afternoon (3pm).
The Australian midfielder has been pleased with Town's opening two pre-season displays against Chesterfield and West Bromwich Albion.
Now he's looking forward to facing Championship club Watford as the Town squad look to reap the rewards of the hard work they are putting in on the training ground.
"I'm enjoying it," said James. "You expect it to be tough and it has been, but we've had some good games against good opposition and you can see everyone's starting to get to know each other on the pitch.
"Even after one match you could see everyone was starting to understand each other's games and I think that's the most important part of pre-season, to understand what other people do on the pitch.
"It was a good test against West Brom. They're a good side and have obviously got some very good footballers. I think they had nine internationals out there so it was a tough game.
"It was different to Chesterfield and we had to keep our shape, do a lot more running, but that's perfect for us because it's going to get us fitter and it's going to get us use to playing against a better standard so that can only improve us.
"There were good signs as we played some good stuff at times. The pitch was beautiful, as you would expect at the start of the season, and it was nice."
As for the challenge likely to be posed by Watford, the former Oldham midfielder said: "From what I've heard it should be pretty smiliar to Tuesday. I think they like to pass the ball, they like to keep it on the deck and it will be another good running session for us, but at the same time we want to get a result.
"I know it's only a pre-season game but you've got to make sure you want to win everything, whether it's a little game on the training pitch, a game against Watford or a league game, they're all important, as there's always things you can learn and improve to getting to the final goal which is getting promotion."