Shaun Whalley talks to Shrewsweb ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture away at Wycombe.
Shrewsbury are unbeaten throughout October, with three wins out of five and two draws, Town sit mid-table as they travel to high-flying Wycombe Wanderers. Shaun reflects on Town’s recent performances throughout the past month.
“We must have been doing something right to be unbeaten, I think we’ve been good, we would’ve liked a couple of more wins, but we’ll take being unbeaten for a whole month.”
Wycombe are currently flying high in League One, however in November, Town are set to play every team that sit higher than them in the league. Saturday’s fixture will be a tough test for Town as Wycombe have got their season off to a great start. “We know what could happen if you start well and if you look at the season, we got to the play-off final we started very well and I think Wycombe will be trying to do the same as that if not go up automatically.”
“I actually know their manager, he used to play for Preston with me and it’ll be nice to see him and it’s nice to see him doing so well.” Shaun talks about Gareth Ainsworth.
Shaun reckons that Wycombe will be very similar to Town from their play-off final season. “We haven’t done any opposition stuff yet, but I’ll probably watch them myself maybe tonight to see what they’re like. But I imagine they’re a bit like we were, hardworking and I know that they play with wingers, 4-3-3, so very similar.”
Whalley enjoys doing his own bit of homework and watching Town’s opposition. “It’s only cause I’m getting old now, I never used to do it when I was young. I just love football, and everyone knows that. I think it’s just good to get a bit of knowledge yourself on teams. I like to study a bit.”
Shaun talks about Wycombe and how they’re likely to be full of confidence after their start to this season. “For me personally, I think it’ll be really good. Because they’re doing so well, they’ll have a lot of fans there and it’ll be a good atmosphere and hopefully we’ll silence and annoy their fans. For me personally, it’ll be a good game.”
A numerous amount of starts for Shaun this season, however those times that Shaun has come off the bench, he has made a huge impact to the Town squad on the pitch. Shaun reflects on his performances so far. “I think when I’ve played I’ve done well, unfortunately it’s not for me to pick the team every week otherwise I’d be in it, starting every week but that’s the managers decision and I just try to do my best when I do come on.”