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Liam Lawrence On Bury Clash

23 October 2015

Captain Insists Town Will Put Tuesday Behind Them

However, at 33 years of age, Lawrence admits he has to manage the number of games he can play in quick succession.

Lawrence missed the clash at Scunthorpe United last Saturday but has been a regular in the Town team this season.

"They'll come down here, probably swagger about and do what they do, we'll see, but it will be a good game because they've got some good players and a lot of ability," he said.

And Lawrence believes the ability within the Shakers' squad means it should be a good game at the weekend.

Bury have lost just one of their last 12 and head into Saturday's clash sitting sixth in the League One table.

"I'm important, I guess, because I've got to help pick the lads up and after the game I did say a few things and I hope we can take them on board and take it into Saturday because it's got to stop," he said.

"I know it's only very small margins, it's only the Coventry game where we've lost by more than one goal.

"We're so close but it's still not good enough. Being so close is not good enough, we know that and we're trying to sort it out."

Lawrence admits he, as skipper, must help to lift the lads once again following Tuesday's night's frustration.

"I think we've got strong enough characters in the dressing room to turn it around," said Lawrence.

"We're positive going into the weekend off the back of what I thought was a good display (against Doncaster).

"I thought we played well enough to win the game - that's for sure."

But the midfielder insists Town must cut out the defeats in closely-fought matches.

Lawrence felt Shrewsbury did not perform badly against Rovers in the midweek game.

Town take on the Shakers in Sky Bet League 1 at the weekend (3pm kick-off) looking to put Tuesday's night's 2-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers behind them.

Captain Liam Lawrence insists Shrewsbury Town remain confident heading into Saturday's home clash with Bury.

"Sometimes, at my age, you've got to have a reality check and know that you can't do three or four games in a week or ten days or whatever it is," he said.

"That's just reality so I'll leave it upto the gaffer to manage that, but I want to be involved with every chance I get.

"When it's two or three games in a week, you know what you want to do but it's just your body doing it that's sometimes the problem."

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