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Sam Ricketts Post Burton Albion

16 February 2019

Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's 1-1 draw with Burton Albion.

Shrewsbury Town battled it out with Burton Albion to earn a point and have now gone two games unbeaten.

Town took an early lead through Tyrese Campbell but were unable to secure all three points against the Brewers.

Sam Ricketts was pleased with his team’s performance and saw positive signs from his players.

“It’s a point and another game unbeaten,” said Sam. “Yes, I wanted all three, but we are in a situation where we have to grind out points.

“Burton are a good side. Today was a good performance, it wasn’t great as we didn’t win the game but there is really good signs.

“I thought for the final 10 or 15 minutes we were the side on the front foot, whereas earlier Burton were asking the questions.

“The first goal was untimely a mistake by them but that’s what we want to do – pull defenders in and flick it down the side.

“At times that worked really well but then other times we couldn’t quite get enough pressure at the top of the pitch.

“Ultimately I am pleased with a point but disappointed it isn’t three. I am delighted with the player’s character and desire.

“Burton were slowing the game down in the end and trying to get the draw, as we were pushing to get a winner.”

Sam was pleased Tyrese Campbell managed to fire his first goal for Town and hopes to see more from the young forward.

“He took his goal really well,” said Town’s manager. “It’s not an easy chance going through one-on-one.

“He finished it really well and really calmly. I was really pleased for him.

“Tyrese is obviously new into the building and is gradually settling in.

“He started a few weeks ago and didn’t start last weekend but has worked hard this week and he got his rewards today.”

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