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Leutwiler On Exeter Clash

10 April 2015

Goalkeeper Believes Goal Difference Could Be Crucial

“We think we lost something there,” adds Jayson. “We had the game in our hands and let it slip but we have to give credit to Exeter because of their performance in that second half.

“We were disappointed but we have a chance to make up for it on Saturday, it’s an extra motivation for everyone."

Following a 3-2 reversal at the hands of Saturdays opponents when the clubs met back in November, Town’s number one knows that the Grecians should not be taken lightly, but admits there are some scores to settle.

“This club changed the whole team so that made a difference from other clubs, who have maybe had the same team for two years. Yes everyone wants to get promoted but I think in Shrewsbury’s situation was a little bit more special.

“I also knew Danny Coyne (Goalkeeping Coach) from my time at Middlesbrough so I knew he would help me improve.”

When trying to attract players of Jayson’s calibre, most clubs would offer the carrot of promotion, but as the 25-year-old recalls, there was something that made the Shropshire club stand out.

“When I signed I expected to get promotion as that was the first thing the club said to me,” admits Jayson. “I wanted to come to a team where I could improve myself and I knew the club would be the right one for me.”

As nice as personal feats are, Jayson is adamant that there is only one thing on his mind – and it’s the same thing that’s been on it since he signed for the club.

“We’ve played 24 times this season without conceding a goal, so I’m very happy with that.

“Against Mansfield we defended well. I’m very proud of the defenders because they make my job a lot easier.

“There is a lot of trust amongst us all and they know that if they miss a ball, I am there to help them.

“But we must keep working hard and make sure we get another clean sheet against Exeter and then another one afterwards to break the record.”

“I think the goal difference can make an extra point for us, we’ve already been above Wycombe just on goal difference so it can be huge at the end of the season,” said Jayson.

Former Middlesbrough stopper Leutwiler has been in scintillating form since signing in the summer and admits the hard work of the defence could prove vital come the end of the season.

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

Goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler can help Shrewsbury Town equal a club record of clean sheets in a season should he keep out Saturday’s opponents Exeter City at the Greenhous Meadow.

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