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Sam Ricketts Pre Gillingham

21 October 2019

Sam Ricketts looks ahead to Town's clash against Gillingham in Sky Bet League One.

Shrewsbury Town are back at home as they are set to play back to back home games after successive games away from home.


Gillingham are Town's next opponents and are currently without a win in the league away from home. Town will be looking to build on their impressive away form with a win tomorrow night at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.


Sam addressed the media this morning and started by giving an update on the latest injuries.
"Ethan isn't back in full training yet, he won't be available tomorrow night unfortunately. Coming out of Friday's game, nothing major was picked up, just a few niggles maybe one or two we need to look at with caution but ultimately all ok."


"Home or away we're looking to put in good performances that give us a chance of winning games or certainly picking up points whether that be home or away.


"Obviously we're back at home now against Gillingham and then followed up by Sunderland, all our focus is just on this Gillingham game now, can we go out and put a positive performance in and see where it takes us.


"I think Gillingham have been unlucky, they've been in an awful lot of games and lost a lot of games by the odd goal. They recently performed really well at Portsmouth, they got a really good draw away from there.


"They're not a team that are there for the taking, they work extremely hard, especially the forward players, with some good players in the midfield as well.


"They've always been there or thereabouts, they pushed Peterborough at the weekend, they were a bit unfortunate to not be up at half-time, then eventually a little bit of a freak penalty goes against them and the game finished like it did."


Although Gillingham are currently winless away from home, Sam doesn't believe that will change how his side approach the game.


"No because they've been involved or been unlucky in all the games they've played at home. They haven't been getting beat three or four-nil. They'll be saying if they can keep up their performances they'll fall on the right side of the line away from home so we have to do what we can to nullify their strengths but do what we can to impose ourselves on the game as well."


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