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Ryan Woods On Oldham Draw

23 August 2015

Midfielder Felt Honoured To Captain The Side

“I wouldn’t say we were satisfied," he said.

"We were pretty poor again until the there subs came on and they made a massive difference.

“Once they came on, we looked like the team we were against Bradford and the team we were all last season.

“So fair play to them and I’m sure the gaffer is going to have a few headaches to pick a team for Crystal Palace."

Although Woods felt Town's performance should have been better on the day.

A second-half equaliser from striker James Collins cancelled out Liam Kelly's penalty for Oldham in the Sky Bet League 1 fixture at Park.

"It was a massive honour for me," said Woods.

"The gaffer came to me on Friday and asked me, and I was pleased to hear that he had faith in me to lead the team out.

"It didn't feel any different. Obviously it's a little bit different before the game, meeting with the referee etc, but it's just the same really.

"I try to talk as much as I can on the pitch anyway, and I was just really proud to lead Shrewsbury Town out."

And Woods, who is currently Town's longest-serving player and made his 100th appearance for the Club in the game against Chesterfield, was pleased to be asked to wear the armband by manager Micky Mellon.

The midfielder, at just 21 years of age, led the Shrews out for the first time in his career at the weekend, with Club captain Liam Lawrence being named on the bench.

Ryan Woods admits he felt honoured to captain Shrewsbury Town in the 1-1 draw at Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

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