Midfielder Abu Ogogo looks back at the Hibernian gameShrewsbury Town were beaten 4-1 against Scottish Cup holders Hibernian on Sunday in their final preseason game.
Individual errors cost Town, who will be looking to put things right against MK Dons on Saturday.
Ogogo was disappointed by the result, but is looking to take the positives out of the game.
“We got off to a bad start and it was an uphill task from there,” said Ogogo.
“They’re a decent team, I think they’re a little bit ahead of us fitness wise, they’ve played a few more games than us, but the boys got 90 minutes and fitness was the main thing.”
“No one was injured so that was the pleasing thing. Obviously the result wasn’t great, but at least it wasn’t a league game."
“The goals we conceded were poor, but we would rather get them out of the way now than next Saturday.”
“He’s (Micky Mellon) seen what he needs to see today and he can put things right this week in training."
“It’s a good test to see where we are. They’re a good team, but so are we. Today we didn’t really show it, but Saturday’s the main thing."
After 6 weeks of training, the season is now less than a week away and Ogogo is happy with how things have gone.
“Preseason’s been tough, like it is every year,” said Abs.
“Some games we’ve played well, some games not so well, but the main thing is fitness and all the boys are fit and no one is injured, so that’s the main thing."
“Everyone here likes to play football the right way. We’re a small team so we don’t have the players to go long, so we like to pass it and the manager encourages us to do that."
“I’m feeling fit, feeling ready. I wanted to get preseason out of the way, got through it, no injuries, feeling fit, so I’m ready to go."
“The gaffers done his recruitment well, good League One players, a lot of the boys here have played this level for a long time, so hopefully this season it goes well,” Ogogo added.
Abs was crowned the clubs Player of the Year last season and he admits that he’s enjoying his time in Shropshire.
“Everyone’s made me feel welcome since I first got here, the fans, the staff, the players, so I definitely feel at home here,” said the midfielder.
“It was a big honour, it’s nice to receive individual awards, but obviously the main thing’s the team.”
MK Dons travel to the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday and Ogogo can’t wait to get started.
“This is what everyone’s been waiting for, the first game of the season,” said Ogogo.
“They’ve come down from the Championship, they’ll be decent, but we’re at home, first game of the season, everyone’s looking forward to it.”