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Max O'Leary Pre Oxford United

5 December 2019

Max looks ahead to the weekend trip down to Oxford United

Shot-stopper Max O'Leary talks to ShrewsWeb ahead of Saturday's fixture away at Oxford.

Max tells us his expectations of the hosts. "They're a good team, they've been on a good run but went out of the cup, but they didn't lose so I think I read this morning it's 16 unbeaten or something like that. It's going to be a good game, a tough opposition so it could be a tough game for us."

Oxford have netted a lot of goals throughout this season so Max could be in for a busy 90 minutes on Saturday. "We look at every team before we play them, so we've seen that they've scored a few goals, so their confidence is going to be high, so it'll be interesting to see how it goes."

Town will have to stop Oxford's attacking threats on Saturday in order to come away with some points. "I think what we've come up against already this year, the Peterborough game, we played really well, defended well and obviously we took our chance. So, we've come up against those attacking forces before, so hopefully, we can do the same."

Max returns to the squad after a few weeks out with an ankle injury. "I feel good, obviously a few bumps and bruises coming back into it, but I feel fine. It's good to get some more game time and get back into the rhythm of things.

It was frustrating, I had a scan early on, so it was pretty much touch and go for one for the games, so I got the scan after that, and it all came back okay, just a bit of bone bruising so it was just something I had to put up with and it was just a matter of time before I could come back training. But I feel good, and it was a bit frustrating at the time because I knew it wasn't going to get any worse, but it was stopping me from doing stuff." Max said.

Max featured in Town's one-all draw Tuesday evening against Manchester City U21's and will look to wear the number 1 shirt on Saturday afternoon.

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