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Jack Grimmer post Sheffield Wednesday

31 January 2016

Match winner happy to put Town into the next round

Jack Grimmer was ecstatic after scoring the winner in the dying embers of the game against Sheffield Wednesday which sent Shrewsbury into the FA cup fifth round for the first time in 25 years:

“I don’t think there is a bigger smile in the whole country tonight! I don’t score many goals so to score the winner in the 97th minute to send us through in the FA cup is something I will never forget. I thought when Shaun Whalley put the rebound in from the penalty that we could go on and win it. It was unlucky because my family left yesterday so they missed the game so I wish they could have been here but I am sure they will see it later on the highlights. Our fans were fantastic today, they stuck with us and believed in us even when we went a goal down and it was great to be able to pay them back.”

The 22-year-old thanked Micky Mellon for selecting him and has his fingers crossed that Shrewsbury will be drawn to play his boyhood team in the next round:

“That is the highlight of my career so far and something I will never forget. I scored two seasons ago but it was not a cup-tie winning goal so it doesn’t compare! I feel comfortable playing against Championship teams and that is the level that I am aiming for. I can only thank the gaffer for giving me the chance today and letting me show what I can do.”

“It was unbelievable in the dressing room afterwards. It was nice to be away from the league pressures and enjoy the cup. The manager told us at half time to believe in ourselves and enjoy it and we did just that. It is something completely different and we felt the magic of the cup today for sure. I am a Manchester United fan so I would love to go to Old Trafford but I will be excited whoever we get.”

The Scotland under-21 International hopes Shrewsbury can get back to back wins when they host Southend on Tuesday night:

“We knew it would be difficult, I thought we handled everything well and were unlucky to go a goal down in the first half. I thought we were comfortable again in the second half and came out worthy winners. We stuck to the game plan perfectly today and everyone did their jobs well. I am hoping that now we can kick on and stop the poor performances like we had against Oldham. We haven’t been good enough in the league so hopefully this can help us improve our form. We do need to start picking up points in the league and we have a game on Tuesday so we need to recover quickly and be ready for Southend.”

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