Midfielder Looking Forward To His First Game v Wolves
Midfielder Abu Ogogo is looking forward to his first-ever game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Shrewsbury Town take on Kenny Jackett's side in a friendly at Greenhous Meadow this weekend (3pm kick-off).
The 25-year-old is confident the high-profile friendlies can help Shrewsbury be ready to compete for the play-offs once the new campaign gets underway.
"I have never played against Wolves before so I am excited for the game," said Ogogo.
"They are a league above us and are one of the top teams in that division so it will be a good test. We will work hard to try and get the win even if it is only a friendly.
"When I was at Dagenham we played a few big teams but I haven’t played against Birmingham and Wolves before so it has been fantastic to play such big teams.
"Some friendlies are against Non-League opposition and they can be a walk in the park so it is nice to play teams above you and test yourselves against better players."
Ogogo was satisfied with his own performance against Birmingham City and feels the team will learn from their mistakes in the defeat.
"I felt comfortable in the first half," he said.
"We have looked back over the mistakes we made in that game and the team will work in training to make sure that doesn’t happen once the season starts.
"On a personal level I felt shaky at kick-off but once I got settled I thought I handled myself well."
Ogogo spent six years at Dagenham & Redbridge prior to his move to Shrewsbury but he insists he has settled in well and is in good shape.
"I’m feeling good for the season ahead," he said.
"The training here has been great with some very intense sharp sessions.
"I have had a couple of niggles but that is expected in pre-season and I am excited for the new season to get underway.
“I have settled in here very well. The staff and the players have made me feel very welcome.
"There is quite a few new faces here and we all seem to be fitting in fine."
Ogogo spent time on Thursday afternoon taking part in the Shrewsbury Town in the Community Summer Experience and meeting young fans of Shrewsbury, and he feels the community work is essential to pay supporters back for their dedication.
"It’s very important for us to get involved with the supporters and locals," said Ogogo.
"They spend money to come and see us play week in week out so it is important for us to pay them back and join in with events like this."