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Sam Ricketts post Burton Albion

8 December 2018


Sam Ricketts post Burton Albion

8 December 2018

Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion.

Shrewsbury Town were unable to take points from the fixture with Burton Albion.

Town managed to pull a late goal back but were unable to find a late equaliser against the Brewers.

Sam was pleased with his team’s performance but was disappointed with the result.

“I thought the performance was good,” said Sam. “I think we did enough to win the game, so I feel sorry for the players.

“What you can't do is give soft goals away and we did that. In both penalty areas is where the game is won and lost.

“We gave them the upper hand with the freak goal. I wouldn’t mind one of those going in our way – unfortunately, it went against us.

“I thought being away from home and one nil down we did well to stamp our authority on the game.

“Burton struggled to get out of their half in the second-half. We were really on the front foot.”

Despite the loss, Sam was pleased with Fejiri’s contribution and hopes to see more from the frontman.

“Fey is a good young player,” the manager said. “He has plenty to learn, plenty to improve on but he has an eye for goal.

“He is a goal-scorer. The way he took his goal today was very good. He had a couple of half efforts.

“We got him down the right-hand channel a few times early on, which we worked on.

“It was disappointing we couldn’t capitalise on that, because if we had scored two or three goals today it would have been deserved.

“I tried to change it a little bit at the end. What I wanted to do was keep the impetus in and it was great to be able to get Shaun on.

“Gilli has been on form as well. It was an opportunity to bring those on and keep the impetus going.

“But, they scored with a breakaway goal, which was disappointing.”

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