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Zak Whitbread On Bradford City Clash

15 April 2016

Defender Delighted To Be Back Available



“We are looking forward to it.”

“It’s definitely something that we are capable of and it’s about finding the way to play the game on Saturday.

“We are confident, as we have shown in the season, that we can go to places or big teams can come to us and we can cause an upset.

“It is more important to us to stay in this league so we will have to want it more and find a way to get points on the board against these teams,” said Zak.

Finally, Whitbread thinks that the club's form throughout the season has proved that they can do it against the big clubs.

“We are working hard in training, as are the coaches to find the best way to get something out the game.”

“We want to do really well for the club, simple as that, and it just hasn’t gone our way the past few games but before that, we had the nine games unbeaten.

“We know the situation we are in and we are not taking it lightly but, we’ve always remained upbeat and there hasn’t been a negative atmosphere,” said the defender.

And Whitbread thinks that the side will keep cool heads going into the next few big games.

“I think the younger lads are a cool set of lads and I don’t think that there are many of them who do get carried away.”

“It’s a time to keep your cool head and know how to approach certain games and not to get too carried away by the situation.

“Now is the time to use the experience that we do have amongst the lads in there and see us through to the end of the season.

“We are quite fortunate that even with the numbers that we have had out, we have had good quality to step in albeit, the results haven’t gone our way but there is quality throughout the squad,” said Whitbread.

The experienced defender also praised the players who have stepped in during his absence.

“It will be a tough game, they are doing really well but we are confident that we can start kicking on again and get onto a good run.”

“It was my first straight red in my career so it was disappointing but we have got to move on from there and look now to a big few weeks of football, starting at Bradford.

“It’s been a few stop-start sort of weeks so it’ll be nice to get back out there,” said Whitbread.

And the defender is glad to be back in the side after his suspension, following his red card against Wigan Athletic as few games ago.

Town take on Bradford City in Sky Bet League 1 at Greenhous Meadow on Saturday (3pm kick-off) looking to get back to winning ways.

Defender Zak Whitbread insists Shrewsbury Town are looking forward to a tough run of games against plenty of play-off hopefuls.

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