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Goldson On Dagenham Clash

3 April 2015

Defender Says There Are No Easy Games


  • Goldson gearing up for another battle with Dagenham
  • Defender hails reverse result as one of Town's best this season
  • Shrews sit three points behind leaders Burton ahead of the game
Defender Connor Goldson expects another tough test for Shrewsbury Town against Dagenham & Redbridge on Good Friday - following the reverse fixture in November.

Watch a short clip of Goldson's interview on YouTube

Watch the full interview with Goldson on Shrews Player
"This weekend will define a lot with there being two games in three days,” he said.

"Many teams could slip up and other teams could come out with six points.

"The teams that come out of this weekend with three points go into the last five games really in control. We just need to control what we can control.

"We need to be at it for the next seven games to not only finish in the top three but to try and win the league."



And with a trip to Mansfield Town to quickly follow on Easter Monday, Goldson feels this weekend’s round of fixtures could be crucial in the outcome of the season.

"We knew after the Wycombe game that we had to go on a run," said Goldson.

"We weren't in a position that we wanted to be and it wasn't a result that we wanted.

"We've had a great turnaround since then. We've had a few talks between ourselves and I think we've turned it around great with three wins.

"Hopefully, if we can put a few more together now, we can push on to the end of the season.

"Whether it’s Portsmouth or Wycombe away or Dagenham at home, we go into it thinking we can get three points and look at it the same."


The 22-year-old is now looking for his side to kick on for the rest of the season and catch leaders Burton.

Goldson pointed to a turnaround in Town’s fortunes since the 1-0 defeat at Wycombe Wanderers four games ago.

"There's no easy game in this league,” said Goldson.

"We're not going into it thinking that off the back of three victories we're just going to stroll through the game.

"We know it will be a tough game. When we went to their place they gave us a tough game and I'm sure they will come here and give us a tough game too.

"It was one of the best results we've had this season. We went down to ten men and at 1-0 down with ten men you don’t ever think that you can come back and win 2-1, but again that shows the team spirit we’ve got here – we’re a great bunch of lads.

"We always stick together and play to the end whether we’re one or two-nil down, we’re always playing the full 95 minutes or however long it takes to win the game. That’s what happened down there."


And while Goldson believes that victory in East London was one of the Shrews’ best of the season, he is anticipating another difficult game against Wayne Burnett’s side.

Micky Mellon’s side were a goal and a man down with 20 minutes left in the game at Victoria Road in November but came back to win 2-1 with a 95th-minute penalty from captain Liam Lawrence.

Town take on the Daggers in the Sky Bet League 2 clash (3pm kick-off) looking to close the gap on leaders Burton Albion.


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