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Sam Ricketts Post Gillingham

13 April 2019

Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's 0-2 win over Gillingham.

Shrewsbury Town secured another three points on the road against Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium.

James Bolton and Tyrese Campbell were the two on hand with the goals that helped Town to the win 

Sam Ricketts was pleased with the victory and praised his teams’ game management.

“The whole game you have to remain concentrated and organised, especially after getting the goal,” said Sam.

“Bar one episode we saw the game out well and that one episode, we didn’t concede because we put our bodies on the line.

“They were two great blocks. I didn’t even see who it was. What we are seeing now is a team who have that resilience.

“We came away from home and put in a performance that helped us control the game.

“All of that comes from being able to train and implement ideas. I would class this as a young team and you can see it growing.

“We have been able to spend that time on the training ground and that breeds confidence. We go into games knowing we can win.

“The level of consistency is what has improved recently – allowing us to win those game away from home.”

Sam was pleased with the Shrews’ goals and was delighted his team saw out the game.

“It’s about time James Bolton got a goal in the league. He’s been saving them for the FA Cup,” said Town’s manager.

“Going in 0-0 at half-time is never a bad score-line, especially away from home. I thought we were solid in that first-half.

“I said to the players at half-time that the game would spread. As the half went on those spaces opened up.

“We saw two bits of quality with the goals. It was good to see the full-backs linking up going forward.”

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