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Sam Ricketts post Doncaster Rovers

22 February 2020


Sam Ricketts post Doncaster Rovers

22 February 2020

Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's win over Doncaster Rovers.

Shrewsbury Town were able to find a return to winning ways against Doncaster Rovers as the Shrews ran out 1-0 winners over the away side.

Town Captain David Edwards popped up with a back-post header to ensure all three points remained in Shropshire.

Town Manager Sam Ricketts was pleased with the result and felt his team deserved the win due to their relentless hard work and determination.

“We want to win every game we go into and it has been great to have a full week to prepare,” said Sam. “The players have continually shown the same grit and determination through this rough run and today they got their rewards for it.

“We are a good side and were just going through a sticky patch. We couldn't get the results we wanted, performances were ok but we didn't have that edge to our game. Today we fought and pushed a decent side back into their half - pressure told in the end.

"It was a great bit of quick thinking to get the ball in from the throw-in. Langy put in a great cross and Dave Edwards was there at the back post. We moved Dave higher today so it was great to see him get in there with the winning goal.

“We are all involved in football to win games. The staff and players all know where we are and what we are trying to do. We appreciate everyone's support, we want to win every game we go into - the support has been superb this season.

“We made a few tweaks today and tried to change things. We didn't want to keep performing ok and not getting the result. We made a tweak today and the players followed it through very, very well.”

Sam was pleased he was able to spend valuable time on the training pitch with his team and feels it had a positive impact on today’s result.

“It has been really important to have time on the training pitch this week,” said Sam. “The players have been superb in buying into what I have asked them to do. They have never wavered all season, even throughout the bad run.

“You couldn't accuse anyone of not trying or not putting their bodies on the line - the players have done that all season. Max O’Leary made a number of good saves this year and today was no different.

“We have to keep stepping forward. We have to regroup and go again on Tuesday. We will have to see who is fit enough, we are very limited on numbers. We are delighted with the three points today and will try to go again on Tuesday.”

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