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Sam Ricketts Pre Wycombe

15 March 2019


Sam Ricketts Pre Wycombe

15 March 2019

Sam Ricketts looks ahead to Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League One

Shrewsbury Town return home to the Montgomery Waters Meadow tomorrow after back to back away games. Town's next opponents are Wycombe Wanderers who haven't picked up a win in eight games. 

Sam Ricketts is hoping to see a response from Tuesday's narrow defeat to Plymouth Argyle. Ricketts believes his side deserved more from the game. 

"We definitely deserved something from the game," said Sam. "We just lacked control of the game. It ended up a bit end to end and it was who was going to capitalise on the advantage." 

"We had more of the opportunities the longer the game was going on but unfortunately one mistake leads to them getting a penalty." 

The team have prepared for Wycombe a little differently to normal following Town's long trip back up to Shrewsbury from Plymouth. Sam explained the importance of getting the balance between rest and training time.

"We trained a little differently. We didn't get back until about 3 on Wednesday morning. All the players stayed over and then we were in training Wednesday morning. Recovery day was Thursday and we're back training today. 

"It's all about recovery, you can't do too much training. Two games is bad enough but two long journeys as well mean you need to put a real big emphasis on recovery and try to make sure that we're getting ready to run and play with some intensity on Saturday."  

Sam says that despite Wycombe's poor form lately, they are not a side to be underestimated. 

"They were a bit unlucky in midweek when they got beat by Accrington at home. I watched the game there, they are a strong, powerful team, they're very clear on how they're going to play. 

"We know we have to be up for the battle and we have to try and impose ourselves on the game as well. 

Sam is looking forward to being back at the Montgomery Waters Meadow and praised the fans for there fantastic support lately. 

"I've been really impressed especially on Tuesday, the number that travelled to Plymouth was phenomenal, I thought for a Tuesday night game, so far away was really impressive, and the support they gave them as well was excellent. 

"It's great to be home, it will be even better to be at home and get some points on the board as well.

"The fans backing is really important because the players go out with every intention to win the game and play well. They don't want to make mistakes or they don't want to not win games.

"As long as the fans see their effort, I think the supporters rightly so will get behind them."

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