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Knight-Percival On Win At Doncaster Rovers

6 March 2016

Defender Delighted To Win Doncaster Battle

"I am feeling good, it is a long road back from injury but I feel I am getting better and better," he said. 

"It is tough when we have so many games in a short period of time but I am happy personally and I just need to get my consistency back.

"If the manager is happy with me then that is great, I am happy with my performances recently."

Knight-Percival admits he is also happy with his own recent form having returned from a long-term cruciate knee ligament injury.

"It was a shame to lose Zak Whitbread because he is a fantastic player and has a lot of experience but Dom Smith took his chance well," said Knight-Percival.

"He has been working so hard in training and impressing so I was really happy for him.

"He is the type of guy you want to be around and he has a bright future ahead of him."

But the Shrews captain praised young defender Dominic Smith who came on as Whitbread's replacement and produced a solid display.

Town suffered an early setback when Knight-Percival's central defensive partner, Zak Whitbread, was forced off with a hamstring problem.
"It was a bit of a battle," said the defender.

"It was a tough game but we managed to nick a goal and take the win which we are delighted about.

"The defenders had a lot to do and I think we battled hard and did well out there.

"We have been involved in a few scraps recently because every club is desperate for a win.

"We are really happy to pick up another clean sheet but we know we can still make a lot of improvements and get even better."

Shrewsbury also had to defend bravely to keep a clean sheet, and Knight-Percival was pleased to pick up another important victory.

A second-half corner from Shaun Whalley, which flew straight in at the near post, was enough to send Town home from the Keepmoat Stadium with all three points in the Sky Bet League 1 fixture.

Captain Nathaniel Knight-Percival was delighted to see Shrewsbury Town come out on top in 'a battle' at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday afternoon.

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