Striker Jason Cummings talks to Shrewsweb ahead of Shrewsbury’s game on Saturday against Sunderland
Jason has made an impact to Town’s side after signing a two-year deal. His first goal came away from home, coming on as a sub against AFC Wimbledon in order to secure a point and his second in the league came against Southend in Town's 4-3 victory.
Reflecting on Tuesday’s one-all draw against Gillingham, Jason shares his thoughts: “I suppose it’s another pointed gained but I feel like we could’ve got the victory. I think they were there for the taking but the positives is that we’ve not been beat in the last few games and we need to build on that and maybe being more clinical at times and those are the games we want to get the three points and if we want to do anything big this season.”
Manager Sam Ricketts said that there wasn’t a lot of intensity in Town’s first half on Tuesday night. Jason was asked Jason how he thought Town’s first 45 went. “I think it was quite a tough game first half, Steve Evan’s team came out and they were hard to break down, they were quite good on the ball and it was sticky.
“I feel like they opened up second half, and that’s where we had a few more chances but against Sunderland I feel like we just need to be a bit better in the final third with our final pass. We’ve not really conceded many goals either, so that’s a positive.”
Jason and Town will be expecting Sunderland to be up and ready for this game after bringing in Phil Parkinson as their new manager and after beating Tranmere mid-week 5-0.
“They’re one of the big hitters in the league so they’re going to be good. We’re expecting a good team and they’ve got good players as well, so we need to bring our A game.”
Town are looking to continue an unbeaten run, especially continuing that run on Saturday as Montgomery Waters Meadow will be close to a sell-out “It’d be massive, obviously we want to win every game, at home as well we need to make that a fortress and win every game. I don’t think we’re far off where we want to be, we’re only four or five points off the top six as well. But we do need a couple of wins to get us up there.” Jason said.
Jason is beginning to get more game time, after having a difficult pre-season with having no team and no training under his belt. Jason came into the Town side, began working hard and earning valuable game time.
“I feel much better, obviously I’ve had a few games and my finishing is coming back. I feel a lot better. I just need to work on that now and I feel good.”