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Jayson Leutwiler post Coventry City

5 March 2017

Cleansheet and a point as Town play out goalless draw

Shrewsbury Town went six points clear of the relegation zone by gaining a hard fought point after a goalless draw at home with Coventry City.

The result also meant Town stretched their unbeaten run at home in the league to six games.

Canadian ‘keeper Jayson Leutwiler has been a key figure in Paul Hurst’s side and he played a big part in keeping the Sky Blues out – he spoke to the press after the match.

“It’s a good point,” he said.

“We didn’t play as we expected or as we wanted but obviously it’s a good point and it’s nice to get a clean sheet after conceding three last Tuesday.

“I just made the saves I had to – they were good strikes – and they probably had the best chances but I just tried to do my job as always.”

Despite coming to the Greenhous Meadow as the bottom ranked side in League One – it’s not so long ago that Coventry were a Premier League side and Leutwiler believes it was important to recognise that.

“They’re a big club,” he commented.

“They have decent players and maybe the table lies a bit – you always have to be careful when play against such teams because they’re good and they’re going to fight until the end.

“They’re fighting for their lives, like us, and I wasn’t expecting anything other than the tough game they gave us – it was a real battle.”

West Brom loanee Tyler Roberts had the chance to break the deadlock for Town on the brink of half time but City’s Lee Burge was equal to his effort from the spot.

“For us it was frustrating and I’m sure for him he’s very happy – but unfortunately for us he made the save and we couldn’t go in front – but we didn’t concede so that’s good.”

Leutwiler also spoke of the importance of remaining focused in the run in to the end of the season.

“There’s still 10 games to go and a lot of points to play for – we need to win more games and get the most points possible.

“We’ve got two big games up next and we will try to get the maximum of points – you have to go in with a mentality to win the game and the team with the best mentality will probably win the game.”

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