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Mat Sadler Pre Bury

3 February 2017

Sadler looks ahead to the game against Bury

Shrewsbury Town Defender Mat Sadler is hoping that Town can keep up their good form when they take on Bury on Saturday.

Bury travel to the Greenhous Meadow sitting just two places below Town and the game will be Sadler’s 102nd for the club after becoming a centurion last month.

Mat admitted he was very proud to have made 100 appearances for the club and is now looking ahead to 200.

“It means a lot to me to play 100 times for Shrewsbury”, Mat told the press.

“When I joined the club I thought ‘I can’t wait to rack up 100 games for the club’ after playing 53 times the first time and it’s taken longer than I wanted for that to happen. I now want 200 games to happen for Shrewsbury.

“Overall appearances is something I will look back on rather than looking at now, but I wanted 100 games for Shrewsbury and I won’t hide that.”


A win against Bury would be the third home victory in a row for Town and Mat is hoping to do just that and continue climbing the table.

“We’ve highlighted games where we would like to get results”, Sadler said.

“We are four unbeaten now with two wins and two draws and we want to make that five unbeaten. I think that’s how you jump places in this division and a win on Saturday will be 11 points in five games, that’s a good record.

“We need to drag teams closer to us that are above us and we need to start moving places in the division, so for sure it’s an important game on Saturday, there’s no shying away from that, and one we will be trying to win.”


The game against Bury is the start of a busy period for Town as they play six games in the shortest month of the year, but Mat is looking forward to playing regularly.

“It’s a big game on Saturday that’s for sure”, said Mat.

“I’m sure any Shrewsbury fan will be looking at the game on the weekend as a game which has some real significance to it. So, that game is a big game and then going on from there we’ve got Scunthorpe and teams like that after that.

“We’ve had week to week games in January so I don’t think we can say we are in anyway shape or form tired and I’m happy to play Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, happy to rack up games, happy to play and hopefully be in the team.”

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