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John Askey Post Accrington Stanley

6 October 2018

Gaffer looks back at Town's fixture with Accrington Stanley

Shrewsbury Town welcomed Accrington Stanley to the Montgomery Waters Meadow this afternoon.

Town managed to secure all three points through Alex Gilliead’s 62nd minute winner.

Askey was pleased with the result and was glad his team secured a much needed three points.

“I’m happy with the three points,” Askey said post match. “It was hard work, but it was three points that we badly needed.

“We should have scored more goals, but we will take the three points. It’s hard when you haven’t won. You sometimes lose the knack of how to do it.

“I think we were limiting them to very few chances, which we should do and we created a lot ourselves.

“We have got to start putting the ball in the back of the net to give my heart for a start.”

Askey felt the foul on Lee Angol was a red card and feels it played a big part in the nature of the game.

“Lee got there before the goalkeeper and it’s a foul,” Askey said. “It stopped a goal scoring opportunity.

“It puts pressure on the players, but like we said at half time – you have got to take advantage of the situation.

“At times it got the better of us and we were a little bit panicked at times with one or two players.

“I thought the supporters helped and I think they didn’t get on the players backs. It’s quite easy to do that when you’re playing against 10 men.

“Their support helped the lads to settle on the ball and that’s why we got the victory, because there was no real panic from the stands.

“We have been talking about wide players getting into the box more and Alex Gilliead is a big lad and if he can get in the box more I’m sure he will get more headers.

“It was a great ball by Shaun, a great header and I’m just glad it went in.”

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