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Shaun Whalley Pre Rotherham United

16 February 2018

Whalley looks ahead to Rotherham clash

Shrewsbury Town Winger Shaun Whalley is expecting a very difficult game when Rotherham United come to Town on Saturday.

The Millers are unbeaten in 12 and have won their last five games, moving them up to fourth in League One.

However, Town did beat them at the New York Stadium earlier this season and Whalley admitted that it would be nice to do the double over Paul Hurst’s former club.

“At their place it was a pretty even game but we managed to get the winner in stoppage time when we were down to 10-men, which was really good”, said Shaun.

“It’s going to be a really hard game. They are on a great run, so we know it’s going to be tough, but we are looking to do it.

“We’re not looking at stopping them from winning, we are looking at winning ourselves and it would be nice to get the three points.

“I remember last time he (Paul Hurst) was made up that we won and hopefully we will make the Gaffer’s night again like we did when we played them away.”

Shaun moved onto 10 goals for the season on Tuesday night and has now made a direct contribution to 22 of Town’s goals in all competitions this season. It’s a return he is pleased with, but admits that the team is more important than personal accolades.

“It’s good to be in double figures, but the teams the most important thing and we are top of the league, which is even better for everyone.

“I’m obviously pleased with how the season’s gone, but I will leave it up to other people to decide whether I am playing well or not.

“All season the whole teams done really well and I’m no different, but I couldn’t do it on my own and all the lads have done really well.

“It’s been unbelievable but we hope it carries on until the end of the season because we don’t want to the season to just drift away from us.

“We’ve still got 15 games left, which we need to be winning and hopefully we can stay in the top two until the end of the season.

If we are where we are after 31 games then why can’t we stay there for another 15? It’s going to be hard but we are prepared to work as hard as we can to stay there.”

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