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Shaun Whalley Pre Rotherham United

17 November 2017

Whalley looks ahead to trip to South Yorkshire

Shrewsbury Town winger Shaun Whalley is looking to get back to winning ways as Town return to league action for the first time in three weeks on Saturday.

The last time Town played in the league they were beaten 1-0 by Peterborough United, a result which brought to an end Shrewsbury’s unbeaten start to the season.

Shaun admits that it has felt like a long time between fixtures and is looking to put in a positive performance against Rotherham United this weekend.

“After getting beaten in our last game in the league we are all desperate to get back to winning ways”, Shaun told the Press.

“It has been a long couple of weeks but I am really looking forward to Saturday. We’ve obviously had a couple of games in between – one the FA Cup and one in the Checkatrade Trophy – and one was a good performance and the other one wasn’t, so we need get back to winning ways and give a good performance on Saturday.”

Town Boss Paul Hurst has mentioned in recent weeks that the club are now stepping into a new part of the season and Shaun is hopeful of replicating the opening few months of the campaign.

“What we’ve done before this part of the season we’ve done very well”, Whalley said.

“We just need to try as hard as we can to replicate what we’ve done in the early part of the season and hopefully that will do us a favour in keeping us towards the top of the league and we will just take it one game at a time and see where we are.

“It is going to be difficult to obvious get another 16 games with just one defeat because it’s very hard to do that, but we’re going to go into every game thinking we can win it and trying to win it.”

Rotherham are the highest placed side that Town have faced away from home this season and Whalley is expecting a difficult test.

“It’s going to be a tough game”, admitted Shaun.

“They’re up there towards the top of the table as well and it’s obviously away, but every game in our league is tough and it’s about whoever turns up on the day and works the hardest on the day that will win the game.

“It would be nice for the manager if he could go back there and win. I’m sure he’s looking forward to going back there after spending many years there, so I’m sure it will be an exciting game for the Gaffer.”

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