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Toto Nsiala post AFC Wimbledon

19 February 2017

Match winners thoughts after Don's win

Shrewsbury Town left it late to beat AFC Wimbledon at the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday, as a bullet header from Toto Nsiala in the 89th minute secured all three points.

Town’s 2-1 came courtesy of goals from Tyler Roberts and Nsiala, while Andy Barcham scored for the visitors.

Nsiala’s goal was his first for the club following his arrival in January from Hartlepool and he spoke to the press after.

“As soon as Shaun [Whalley] floated it in – I just thought ‘this is mine’ and I got up and headed it in,” he said.

“For the last two weeks I’ve been putting pressure on myself to score more goals – we worked on some set-plays with the gaffer over this week.

“The first few didn’t go to plan – but the plans finally came together in the last minute which is always brilliant – so I’m happy to get my first goal in League One.

“I scored one this season in League Two – so I’m looking forward to getting a few more – the target is always five for me.”

Nsiala spoke of the difficulty coming up against different teams, with different styles of play, though he spoke of the importance of building from the back and his burgeoning partnership with Mat Sadler.

“I’m sick of hearing his voice to be honest with you,” Nsiala joked.

“He keeps me on it – we’re building a good partnership, me and him, it’s good having a good pro next to me.

“It’s always frustrating conceding – I think we need to try and aim for a clean sheet and then we’ve got players up front who will get us winners.

“It’s hard when you’re up against teams like this – when they launch balls in the box – and you’ve got to defend the whole game but I thought we did that pretty well.

“It was a completely different game to Peterborough – we keep going and going – and even when they scored we kept fighting to try and get a result.

Nsiala was Paul Hurst’s first January signing and since his arrival he has helped the club fight their way out of the relegation places into 17th – four points clear of the drop zone.

“A few results went against us today – but things are looking better,” he said.

“It looks a lot better than it did when I first came in – but if one or two games go wrong you’re right back in it again – we just have to keep working.”

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