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Gary Deegan Pre Millwall

4 April 2017

Midfielder looks ahead to game with the Lions

Shrewsbury Town midfielder Gary Deegan is confident that Town will get out of trouble, starting with tonight’s game against Millwall.

Town currently sit in the bottom four after Saturday’s defeat to Bristol Rovers, but they beat Millwall earlier in the season and Deegan believes that the players should take belief from that in the fight against relegation.

“I think what it does do is that it shows that we can beat teams”, Deegan said of the Millwall result.

“Of late people are talking about ‘Can they do it?’ which I don’t even think about because we’ve done it before. We’ve beaten big teams before, so why can we not do it again?

“People seem to think we are down and out, but we are far from that and trust me we will be coming out fighting don’t worry about that.

“We are well capable of beating teams. We need to cut out little errors, little individual mistakes and get back to playing as a team and working for your teammate.

“We don’t care about anyone else, it’s about what we do. I keep hearing about doom and gloom, but we are still in this league and we want to stay in this league and there are six games to go.

“If we win four games or whatever it is then we stay up and that is the main objective and then we look ahead to next year.”


Millwall currently sit 7th in League One just three points adrift of the play-offs, but Deegan is ready for whatever test they throw at Town.

“They are all good sides and we will do our homework”, said Gary.

“They are a big physical side. We are not naïve going into this, we know we are going to have to work hard and find goals from somewhere.”

“I think it will be similar to Bristol Rovers where they are quite direct and try to play from second balls and stuff like that, so you’ve got to be switched on and be ready for the big physical challenge.”


Gary also called on the fans to get behind the team in what he described as ‘six massive cup finals’ between now and the end of the season.

“The fans can get behind the team because we are going to need them”, said Deegan.

“Especially when things aren’t going right because it give us that little push over the line, but it’s up to us at the end of the day.

“I love playing under the lights because I’m used to playing night time games back home, but it’s a big game and I don’t think you need much motivation to play against Millwall at home.”