Nolan reacts to the 1-0 win over Southend
Shrewsbury Town Midfielder Jon Nolan was pleased to get on the scoresheet for the first time as a Town player.
The 25 year-old proved the match winner as Town beat Southend 1-0 to remain top of League One.
Nolan admits it wasn’t Town’s best performance but was pleased to ground out the victory.
“We didn’t play particularly well, but we’ve still come away with the three points”,
“With the standards we’ve set ourselves that wasn’t good enough today, but obviously getting the three points is the most important thing.
“It was a horrible game. The conditions weren’t the best. The boys grounded out a clean-sheet, which obviously the defenders can be happy with, but as a team we weren’t good enough today.
“We know we are better than that and hopefully that was a one off. I think if we play like that more often we might not get the win, but we’ve got to pick ourselves up on Saturday and get back to the levels we’ve set.”
Nolan has been influential in the Town midfield so far this season, but he admits that he has been looking to add more goals to his game.
“It probably wouldn’t have gone in if I’d struck it cleanly, but it’s managed to bobble over the ‘keepers leg and roll in”,
“The Gaffer and Doigy are on me every day to shoot and hopefully more will come now after the first one. Even my Dad is shouting ‘Shoot!’ so hopefully that is the first of many.
“I haven’t had too many chances since I arrived, but I think sometimes I just need to be a bit more selfish and go myself because if you don’t shoot you don’t score.”