Eric Ramsey reflects on his side’s 0-0 draw at Fleetwood Town.
Shrewsbury created many chances against a Fleetwood team who are still unbeaten in the league. They came close to scoring on several occasions as did their tough opponents, but manager Eric Ramsey was left feeling ‘relatively pleased’ with their performance.
“It was really competitive; it was probably as good a 0-0 as I’ve seen in a while. I felt that at all points in the game it could have gone either way. There was a lot of to and fro and lots of chances for both teams. So, while we’d like more control of the game I think for someone watching, it was probably a very entertaining 0-0.
“We certainly missed some chances on another day we’d take. Equally the opposition has had three or four good chances today and our goalkeeper made a couple of good saves as did there’s. I think on the balance of play 0-0 was fair so we’ve come away relatively pleased.”
Ramsey was also full of praise for goalkeeper Jack Atkinson who made his return from injury after missing three games.
“He was superb, it was really good to see him back. He started the season well and we were thankful for having Cameron Gregory for three games and he covered the absence of both goalkeepers. So yeah it was nice to see him back."
“I think it was a performance that he will be really pleased with and we are as well.”
Town’s next league game is at home against Morecambe and it’s one that they’re already thinking about.
“They are a slightly more direct side than Fleetwood I would imagine, based on our experience of facing Morecambe last year. But again, it is a home game that I would like to think that we’d have the lion’s share of possession. Hopefully we can convert what could be a large spell of possession into goals and that hasn’t always been something we’ve done this year, and that is something we’re continuing to work on."
“It’s one that the players should really look forward too.”
Asked whether he would make any changes to the team, he said: “I don’t know. It’s a very competitive squad. You’ve seen today players that didn’t play last week play a very significant part today and have done well, so we’re in a position that we want to be in where there is a lot of competition for places across the group."
“And that’s even discounting the under 16’s that will inevitably make a mark in the under 18 squad this year. So, changes I’m not sure, we’ll have to see.”