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Alex Gilliead Post Blackpool

19 August 2018

Winger Alex Gilliead looks back on the 0-0 draw with Blackpool

Shrewsbury Town secured the first point of the season last evening, with a 0-0 draw against Blackpool.

Askey’s men fought hard to secure a clean sheet and were unlucky to not have taken all three points.

Alex Gilliead was pleased with the performance but feels his side should have taken the win.

“We felt like we were the better team over the 90 minutes,” Gilliead said. “We felt like we could have and should have probably taken our chances.

“I think we had over 10 shots on target, a lot of them got blocked. They put a lot of bodies on the line and they defended well.

“It’s down to us to put the ball into the back of the net and we feel like we should have done better.

“It was good to get the first point on the board, but we have to just keep going, keep believing in each other and keep doing what we are doing.

“We are creating chances, we have created chances in every game we have played in.  If we just keep doing that and keep being positive, I’m sure it will come.”

Gilliead also made a note of the tremendous support he and his fellow teammates have received this season and looks ahead to the next game against Doncaster Rovers.

“On the pitch we can hear them,” Alex said. “It does make a massive difference, people say they’re like the 12th man but they actually are.

“When you hear them singing and they’re louder than the away fans, it means a lot to the lads and it pushes us on.

“Doncaster have started well, they got beat today, but they did start well.

“We need to focus on ourselves, we know what we do best and we know what we can improve on.

“As long as we brush up on those type of things, I’m sure we will do well.

“In terms of Luton, I know a lot of the lads there and I know the manager. I know how he wants them to play; they’re a footballing team.”

Town now have two consecutive Sky Bet League One away games, firstly Doncaster Rovers, followed by Luton Town.


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