Grimmer's thoughts before trip to high flying BladesJack Grimmer Pre Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town fullback Jack Grimmer says his side will go to Saturday’s game against Sheffield United ‘without any fear,’ as Town travel to Brammall Lane in Sky Bet League One.
Jack has been a regular fixture at full back this season, making 13 appearances in all competitions after arriving from Fulham on loan, for what is his third spell at the club.
The 22-year-old has been part of the team which has won its last three games and part of the defensive unit which has kept a clean sheet for the last three games.
Jack spoke to the press about the impact Paul Hurst has had at the Greenhous Meadow since taking over.
“I think you’re always going to get a reaction out of the players when a new manager comes in.
“You want to make an impression and everyone’s work rate in training has gone up.”
According to Jack the new boss is has made a positive impact in the dressing room- as well as ensuring the team put in some good performances on the pitch.
“He’s brought in a breath of fresh air that has sort of taken the weight off peoples shoulders, it was a bit doom and gloom before, because nobody likes losing, but I think he’s managed to come in and change that and lift spirits.
Jack also spoke of the importance of getting the league win over Oxford United last week, as well as the victories over Barnet in the FA Cup and Middlesbrough U21’s in the Checkatrade Trophy.
“It’s been massive for us getting those three straight wins and three clean sheets.
“You could tell the fans were giving us that extra yard or two when we needed it.”
Last time Town played the Blades it ended in a disappointing 3-0 loss, but this time Jack and his teammates go into the match high on confidence- chasing their fourth straight win.
“It’s a much different situation compared to last time we played them.
“We go there with nothing to lose, coming off the back of three great results.
“We’re under no illusions what sort of test its going to be, and it’ll be a different feeling going there and keeping a clean sheet than keeping one here against Barnet.”
The Blades currently sit third in the table and have scored an incredible 14 goals in their last three games- albeit two were cup games.
“It’s well documented the goals they’re scoring- it’s their strikers, their midfielders- they’re coming from throughout the whole squad.
“At the end of the day if you win there you only get three points. But it will be a hard earned three points- we’ll go there without any fear.”
Jack also spoke of the faith he had in Shrewsbury’s squad that before this good ran begun, he always felt the positive results were just around the corner.
“I did think with the players we had, and the strikers we’ve got and the defenders we’ve got, it was only a matter of time before we started keeping clean sheets and the strikers started creating and scoring.”