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Nathaniel Knight-Percival post Oldham

2 September 2015

Nat thoughts after the JPT win over Oldham

Nathaniel Knight-Percival was pleased to be back in the squad after nine barren months out through injury. The 28-year-old felt it was perfect to come back with a win:

“For us to win the game and score two goals while keeping a clean sheet is a perfect way to come back into the team. It is the same for James Wesolowski as well so were both delighted.”

“It is a fantastic feeling to get back to playing football. I feel very tired now and I am sure I will feel worse for wear tomorrow morning but that’s all part of the rehabilitation. It was great to get back into it and get stuck in, obviously I want to play as many games as I can for the rest of the season so I will work hard to keep my place in the team.”

The defender believes Shrewsbury deserved the victory:

“I think we dominated the majority of the game. There was a spell early in the second half where they enjoyed quite a bit of possession but they didn’t trouble our goal. I thought we were pretty comfortable and did what we had to do to win the match.”

The Englishman feels Shrewsbury can now kick on after earning their first home win and clean sheet of the campaign and hopes for a cup run in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy:

“It is always a positive when our strikers are on form. I thought we all played really well and we could have scored a few more. The whole team and management are delighted with the clean sheet and the home win so hopefully we can push on from that now.”

“We always want to win every game regardless of who it is against and what competition it is in so we would love to go further in this competition.”

Knight-Percival thinks it’s is an important time for himself and Wesolowski to be fit again after Town lost Connor Goldson and Ryan Woods in the transfer window:

“We have had a couple of players leave this transfer window so it is good me and James are back fit now to give the manager options. We have a good squad and there is a still a healthy competition for places.”

The former Peterborough United man is confident Shrewsbury can earn a belated first win in the league when they travel to Barnsley on Saturday:

“We will come in to training Thursday and Friday and prepare right for Barnsley to give us the best possible chance of a win. Everyone is hoping we will be able to take the points back with us on Saturday afternoon.”

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