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John Askey Post Blackpool

18 August 2018


John Askey Post Blackpool

18 August 2018

Gaffer reflects on Blackpool game

Shrewsbury Town earned their first point of the season with a draw against Blackpool.

Town had a number of chances to take the lead but couldn’t quite find the back of the net after a strong performance from Askey’s men.

Askey was pleased with his sides performance and feels many positives can be taken from the tie.

“I thought the performance was very good,” Askey said. “Again, we created a lot of chances and restricted them to one chance. Regards to the performance, I’m really pleased.

“If anyone came today and watched the game, they would have thought we deserved to win the game.

“If we keep performing like that, it wont be long before we start winning games.

“There is one or two who are getting better with the more games they play. Hopefully, that’s the start and we start to move up the table.”

Askey was pleased his side managed to keep a clean sheet during the fixture and feels Mat Sadler and Luke Waterfall worked well together.

“It gives the defenders belief,” Askey said. “We defend from the front and I think everybody worked really hard to make sure we kept the clean sheet.

“I thought they both did really well,” Askey said. “I don’t think at any stage they really looked uncomfortable,

“Throughout the 90 minutes, I thought they did excellent.”

Askey was also pleased with Anthony Grant’s performance on the midfielder’s first start for the club. He said: “I think he made a big difference. Defensively, I thought that is what we have been missing.

“I was surprised he was able to last the 90 minutes and he did really well. It shows what kind of character you have got there.

“He gave us that little bit of extra bite and organisation that we have been missing.”




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