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Dave Edwards Pre Blackpool

20 December 2019

Dave Edwards previews Town's trip to Bloomfield Road.

Shrewsbury Town are back on the road this weekend as the Shrews take on Blackpool in another Sky Bet League One fixture.

Town will be looking to make it back-to-back wins with a win over the Seasiders at Bloomfield Road following on from Town’s 2-1 win over Coventry City.

David Edwards is looking forward to the tie and hopes his team can secure another three points against Simon Grayson’s men.

“When you win games of football, your confidence grows,” said Town’s number four. “I think we are more determined to capitalise on the last result to get another good result.

“We haven’t had back-to-back wins yet in the league and I think now is a great time to go out and do that. Confidence has been high the last month or so. We want to put a run of results together now.

“We've had a week to prepare for this game because of no mid-week game, so there will be no stone unturned. Blackpool is always a tough place to go but with the quality we have in the team, there’s no reason why we can’t go there and get a result.

“They are doing well and have lots of positives going for them. Their attacking threats are something we will have to stand up to. We will have to be defensively solid.

“It would be really good to send us into the Christmas period with some real positivity. We want to stay as close to the Play-offs as we can and push ourselves into that.”

Dave is expecting a tough test from Blackpool’s attacking contingent but feels Town have enough to stifle their attack and cause problems at the other end of the pitch.

“In most of the games this year, we have nullified most opposition attacks really well,” said Dave. “I think the formation we play and the defensive players we have in the team are very good. 

“We wanted to score more goals this year and it hasn’t quite come, but I feel that we are in a good place and we have got goals in the team. We try to build from a solid defensive foundation.

“Our objective is to go out and score more goals. It’s great to see Shaun get his first goal of the season. It’s great to have him back fully fit - our attacking options are there. If we can get more goals and keep teams out at the other end - it would be great.”


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