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Wesolowski: Home Form Is Important

19 September 2014

Midfielder wants to keep up Greenhous Meadow run

Midfielder James Wesolowski hopes Shrewsbury Town can keep up their 100 per cent home record when they host Newport County at the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Town go into the weekend’s Sky Bet League 2 game looking to make it six wins from six at home, having beaten Carlisle United 1-0 at the Greenhous Meadow on Tuesday night.

It is Town’s away form which worries Wesolowski, but he believes they can put that right if they take their performances at home with them on their travels.

“It’s very important (the home record),” said Wesolowski.

“You see teams that get promoted at the top of the table are the teams that have very strong home record.

“We know that alone is not going to be enough to get us to our goal of promotion, though.

“We’ve got to work on our away performances and try to find a way to win away from home.

“Against Carlisle it was not one of our prettiest performances at home but we found a way to win, so we need to take that into our away form.

“It doesn’t matter how you win as long as you get the three points. Obviously you want to be playing pretty football, but at the same time we’ve got to make sure that we do find a way.

“If that means not being as slick as we’d like to be every game then that’s what it’s going to have to be.

“We’re going to have to make sure we’re ready for the days where we’re not playing to our full potential.”

Despite playing on near enough every Tuesday and Saturday since the season started, Wesolowski believes the players have now got used to the schedule of playing twice a week.

“Since the start of the season it’s been pretty much Saturday-Tuesday games so it’s quite hard on the bodies but at the same time, because we’ve had all those games, we’re used to it,” he said.

“I think we’ll be fine. We’ve got a young and fit squad so I think we can keep it going.

“We know it’s going to be another test on Saturday but it’s going to be another chance for us to keep that unbeaten record at home.

“Newport like to play quite a bit of football so I think that will probably suit us.

“A lot of teams we have faced have been hard to break down, but I think Newport will come here and look to play, so it should be an entertaining game.”

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