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John Askey Pre Accrington

4 October 2018


John Askey Pre Accrington

4 October 2018

Gaffer looks ahead to Town's tie with Accrington Stanley

Shrewsbury Town welcome Accrington Stanley to the Montgomery Waters Meadow this Saturday.

Town earned a draw away from home last time out at the Banks’s Stadium against Walsall.

The Town boss, John Askey, felt Town’s draw was a fair reflection on an end-to-end game.

“If we had got the three points on the Saturday it would have been a really good point,” said the Town boss. “It was an end-to-end game and I think it was an entertaining game.

“There were chances missed from both sides, but I suppose coming away from Walsall with a point is not too bad.

“I don’t think there was anything really untoward – apart from the ball in the face for their lad, which obviously was accidental.

“I thought at times we were a little bit too open. When we looked back – a lot of their chances came from throw-ins, that is one for us to look at in training.

“I would say overall, both teams had pretty much the same amount of chances.”

Town next take on Accrington Stanley, who have started the season in great form – winning five, drawing five and only losing out once in the league.

Askey is expecting a tough game from the visitors, who will be looking to get another win on the road.

“They’re a team who are used to winning, they work really hard as a team and play good football.

“First and foremost we have got to match their work-rate and try and impose ourselves on the game.

“They have adapted to the league really well and things are going for them - they will be full of confidence.

“They’re all tough, but obviously they will come here relaxed, but we haven’t been doing too bad ourselves.

“If circumstances were different we could have had more points on the board, hopefully we can start this Saturday."

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