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Lenell John-Lewis Pre Wolves

Striker feeling good ahead of pre-season friendly

21 July 2017

Shrewsbury Town Striker Lenell John-Lewis is looking forward to getting back out in front of the home fans when Town take on Wolves on Saturday.

John-Lewis played the final half-an-hour against Aston Villa last weekend, with Town scoring both their goals during that final period.

Lenell was pleased that Town got the win last weekend, but admitted that there is still a long way to go until the season starts.

“It was nice to be out on the home pitch in front of the home fans”, John-Lewis told the press.

“The lads did great in the first half and it was nice to then get out there and I fully enjoyed it. It was just nice to be at home and get the atmosphere and see what it’s going to be like.

“In pre-season it’s nice to be on the winning side and be involved in a few goals, but it is pre-season and there’s still a long way to go.”

Wolves visit the Montgomery Waters Meadow with a new-look squad after signing nine players already this summer and John-Lewis is expecting a difficult test.

“You’ve got to take the positives and negatives from the game then look forward”, continued Lenell.

“It’s nice to get a winning habit in the team and it would be great if we could do that for the rest of the season, but we’ve got to look forward now to Wolves.

“I’ve played Wolves previously and they’ve always been a physical and strong side. I think they’ve got a different manager now, so it will be interesting to see what they will be like and how they will set up, and it will be a good test for us because we might face something like that in the season.

“I think the fans will turn out again and support the team. Hopefully we can put in a good performance, a good fitness test again and hopefully a nice win.”

Lenell missed the majority of last season with a knee injury, but after a good pre-season he feels ready to make an impact this campaign.

“I’m feeling good”, admitted John-Lewis.

“It’s still tough, it’s still pre-season, but I’m feeling very good. In all honesty this is probably the fittest I have been in my whole career and that’s testament to the coaching staff and the backroom staff.

“I didn’t really have any time off during the off-season because I had to keep working hard. I had to come in and try and hit the ground running. I didn’t play any football last season, so I had to make sure my fitness was up and come into pre-season flying.

“I can only do what I can do and ultimately it’s up to the Gaffer and what they see, but as long as I know I’m giving it 100% and giving it my all then I’m hopeful my chance will come.”

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