Nolan happy with team getting back to winning ways in the league
Jon Nolan has revealed he hopes Shrewsbury Town can use their 1-0 victory over Blackpool as a springboard to start another run of wins.
Nolan himself was on the scoresheet for Paul Hurst’s side, yet another three points ensured Salop kept pace with league leaders Wigan Athletic, as well as staying ahead of the chasing pack.
The former Everton trainee also admitted that he is not bothered who scores, as long as Town can keep picking up victories.
“I’m just really happy we’ve got the three points, I don’t really care who scores,” he told the press. “We’re just glad to get the win at home, because we were proud of our unbeaten record at home, so hopefully this can be the start of a good run.
“Most games this time of year are going to be like this - you aren’t going to see that free-flowing style of football, because the weather dictates that, so we’ll always take a scrappy 1-0 win.
“We can always rely on Deano [Henderson], Toto [Nsiala] and the rest of the defenders, it’s another clean sheet for us, and that’s what we work for as a team.
“Because we started the season so well, naturally the expectations are going to rise, so now that we’ve had that blip hopefully we can go on another run and challenge at the top.”
Nolan’s strike marked his fifth league goal of the season, to go with his haul of three assists, and he joked he may have to set himself a new goal target.
“I just drove forward at the first opportunity after half-time and had a go and it’s gone in,” he said. “I’m right-footed but I seem to be scoring all my goals with my left – so maybe I’m actually left-footed.
“I’m pleased with how it’s going, I might have to set myself a new target to be honest, I’m just happy they’re going in.”
Next up for Town is a home clash with Portsmouth next Saturday, where Hurst’s men will look to continue their impressive run of form.
“Obviously, Portsmouth is a massive game,” said Nolan. “I think they’re sitting just outside the play-offs at the moment, so hopefully we can get another good result and stay up there.”