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Fejiri Okenabirhie Post Blackpool

22 December 2019


Fejiri Okenabirhie Post Blackpool

22 December 2019

Fejiri Okenabirhie reflects on Town's away win over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

Shrewsbury Town faced off with high-scoring Blackpool this weekend but left Bloomfield Road with a deserved three points.

Fejiri Okenabirhie was the difference between the two teams, as his second-half penalty ensured Salop were heading back to Shropshire with another win.

Okenabirhie was delighted to have secured the pivotal goal for Town and hopes his team can build on recent success. He said: “It was a good team performance. We had spells where we were under pressure, but spells where we played really well.

“Overall, as a team, we showed great character to get the result. In the end, we felt it was deserved, so it was a good day. I thought we should have had a penalty in the first-half but after the penalty, we really dug in and got the result.

“I just wanted to get it over with as soon as possible and score. Thankfully, it went in and after that the boys did really well to earn us the win. As a striker, the feeling of scoring is always the best feeling.”

Okenabirhie is pleased with Town’s recent performance and hopes Salop can continue their form over the Christmas period and into the New Year. He said: “This season we have shown what we are about and what we are capable of doing.

“Today is another performance similar to how we have played all season. We were resolute, consistent and everyone did their job. We are solid, so we always give ourselves a chance and always stay in games. We did that again today, credit to the whole team.

“We know what we are capable of as a team, we will just keep going and focus on ourselves - we are in a good rhythm. As a group, we all know what we are doing and we fight for each other. We need to just keep building on this week and not get too far ahead of ourselves.

“All games in this league are tough games. We look forward to working on ourselves in training as we look forward to the next game. This part of the season is hectic, we have games nearly every three days.

“We need to make sure we recover right. The whole squad needs to be able to play their part and we are just going to take each game as it comes.”

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