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Aaron Pierre Post Tranmere Rovers

6 October 2019

Interviews

Aaron Pierre Post Tranmere Rovers

6 October 2019

One of Town's international superstars, Aaron Pierre, shares his thoughts after Town's well-worked away win at Prenton Park.

"From losing last week, we needed to have a good response and made sure that we'd win today and hopefully get a clean sheet and we did so it's happy days." Aaron talks about last week's defeat and how Town put things right this week.

"We know that they're a strong side especially when they're at home, and then we saw five minutes added on and we know in previous games that we've seen them score and equalised or possibly won. We know that they're a big threat so we had to make sure that we held out for as long as we can, and we did so it's all good." Aaron said.

Max O'Leary had very few saves to make throughout the game. However, Max sprung to life in the dying seconds to produce a world-class save in order to keep Town on top. "It was a great save. It was a good shot from them, but we need to make sure that we don't give them chances like that, we need to make sure that we shut them out as early as possible."

"It was definitely my goal. He even told me he didn't touch it. Props from him for being honest cause obviously he's a striker, and you want to claim goals as much as you can. But, it's definitely my goal." There was a mix-up between who the goal was given to at the time, but Aaron confirms that it was definitely his goal.

Pierre got off the mark today in a Town shirt after firing home Town's winning goal. "It's about time. I've been frustrated in front of goal because I've been trying to add that to my game from last season and hopefully try to bring it here and progress like that. But it's most important that we kept the clean sheet and won the game."

Aaron scored many goals within his Northampton career. "A few yeah, I'm just trying to kick on and repeat that."

The game was very open after both teams had plenty of chances. Town could've and should've been more clinical with their finishing as it could have been three or four. "It's frustrating because we should be more clinical, but as long as we create the chances, I think that's the positive we had to take from it and go back to training and make sure we're more clinical in training so then when it comes to matchdays it's second nature."

Town have played 11 games in League One now, with 16 points on the board. "We could do better, and we could play a lot more and do a lot more, but it's a good start. We're in the middle of the table, and we're not far from playoffs, and it's for us to kick on and challenge them."

"I'm loving it, the players are great. There's a great vibe at the club, everyone's friendly, and everyone wants to do well and succeed, so everyone's on the same wavelength." Aaron spoke highly about his time spent being a Town player and life in and around Shrewsbury.

Aaron flies out to represent and captain his country, Grenada tomorrow as they play in CONCACAF Nations League. "It's time to represent and hopefully get the six points we got over there, home and away, and figures crossed that could secure us. I fly Sunday, and then we go to French Guiana on Monday or Tuesday, so hopefully, we get the win over there, and then we go back to our country. We'll definitely beat them there because of the fans, the energy, everything's there, so hopefully, we succeed. It's an honour, anyone being a captain, it's a big responsibility, and I'm just taking it one step at a time and hope that we keep pushing and make it even better for us."

Not only does Aaron get to represent and captain his country, but he also has team-mate, Omar Beckles, flying out and playing with him. "He's an ox as well, so it's easier for us to put a lot of pressure on oppositions and gamble knowing that we can secure the back. You already know his quality as much as I do on the training field and in the matches, so it's always going to be a good thing to have someone that I know and solid next to me."


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