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Jordan Clark On Coventry City Clash

8 March 2016

Midfielder Wants To Keep Momentum Going

Midfielder Jordan Clark is hoping that Shrewsbury Town can continue their fine run of form when they welcome Coventry City to Greenhous Meadow.

Town are now unbeaten in five Sky Bet League 1 games following Saturday’s win at Doncaster Rovers - an impressive run of form that has seen Micky Mellon’s side go five points clear of the relegation zone.

And Clark believes that he and his teammates can use that momentum against the Sky Blues in the Tuesday night clash (7.45pm kick-off).

“We’ve got a lot of confidence and have kept a lot of clean sheets lately so it’s really promising,” he said.

“We’re pulling away from the bottom four, which is nice.  Hopefully the game is different to the one at their place.

“We’re playing with confidence and playing good football so we’ve got to mix the game up and take it to them.

“It’s all about getting in the opposition half- working, pressing them and making it uncomfortable for them when they come here.”

Tony Mowbray’s men currently sit in 7th place, just three points off Barnsley in the final play-off spot with a game in hand.

But, despite the substantial distance between the two sides in the table, Clark insists that Shrewsbury can beat a Coventry side whose recent form has been in stark contrast to that of Shrewsbury having lost their last three consecutive league matches.

“Of course, every game is winnable in this league. Anyone can beat anybody,” he said.

“We beat Burton Albion, who are flying at the top of the league. It’s just getting that bit of consistency. All games are going to be fight games now.

“They (Coventry) like to play football so we need to be better with the ball. We need to get in their half, play the ball, move it nice and fast, try to create lots of chances and be clinical in the final third.”

On a personal level, Clark admits that it has not always been easy watching from the sidelines.

However, the 22-year-old has featured in Town’s last three games and is fully aware of what he has to do to maintain his place in the line-up.

“I’ve got to keep playing well and to make it hard for the manager to take me out of team,” he commented.

“It has been frustrating but we’ve got a big squad with a lot of good players so you’ve just got to bide your time, wait for the chance and take it when it comes.”

“It’s not easy when you’re in and out of the team. You’ve got to keep working and training hard. It’s the only thing you can do- keep yourself fit, play in reserve games and when the times comes you’ve got to keep your place as best as you can.”

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