CALLUM McKenzie has hailed his team's ‘fantastic’ performance as they beat league leaders Salford City 2-0.
Two late goals, one own-goal and one from Charlie Caton, ensured that the young Shrews got back to winning ways and McKenzie was beaming with pride when he discussed his sides performance.
He said; “They are the best types of win, we have worked really hard today for that. We came off that pitch and we all feel like we have achieved something, I’m just really pleased”.
The opening goal did not come until the 73-minute, but McKenzie admitted that he wasn’t nervous and was confident in the preparation the team completed.
He said; “We had done our homework. We thought it would always be a cagey game, they are top of the league for a reason.
“They work really hard and we knew they would be difficult to break down when they had possession so we worked on that throughout the week. I thought we were always knocking on the door and in the second half we ground them down and I think we deserved the win”.
McKenzie has also praised the tireless work of strikers, Charlie Caton and Archie Elmore (who came on as a substitute) he said; “They both work very hard out of possession and sometimes they don’t always get in the right position or get the right opportunities, but today you can see they are learning with Charlie being in the right place to score”.
McKenzie also offered news of the injury sustained by Jacob Bell, he said; “I think it is just a heavy impact knock on his ankle, we don’t know how bad it is yet.
“We were a bit concerned to start with as he had a bad injury in the preseason but luckily it isn't a reoccurrence of that. We are hoping it’s just a knock and after a couple of days rest he will be fit for next week”.
The young shrews face Port Vale next and McKenzie is hoping that this performance will push the team to the next level and they can follow it up with another win on Saturday.
He said, “Hopefully we can kick on, we are capable of this performance every week and we are capable of beating anyone in this league”.