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Sam Ricketts Post Fleetwood Town

18 January 2020


Sam Ricketts Post Fleetwood Town

18 January 2020

Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's 2-2 draw with Fleetwood Town.

Shrewsbury Town’s journey to Fleetwood Town saw Salop earn a point against The Cod Army.

Sam Ricketts’ team left Highbury Stadium with a point after Shaun Whalley and Jason Cummings notched two goals against Joey Barton’s team.

Sam was pleased with the quality of his offensive players but felt Salop could have left Fleetwood with all three points.

“We were ok but thought we had more gears to go into,” said Sam. “We did show quality and had plenty of endeavour. It was real quality with the second goal from Jason – it was well worked and well taken.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t quite get over the line. Generally this year we haven’t been able to. We are an improving side and it was only a real late goal that secured Fleetwood a late goal.

“It’s tinged slight frustration as the game was there for the taking in the first-half. We allowed them to get a foothold in the game. We allowed some pressure but the game was there. We had some really good chances to score on the break.

“Eventually we did score. Second-half, we had endeavour and loads of drive. They got back in the game but so did we. Jason scored a great goal and we were hoping we would go on and win the game.”

Sam was disappointed his team conceded late on but was proud of his teams’ effort and determination. He said: “We have shown an awful lot of character a number of times this year.

“They have a strong work rate and togetherness as a team. When we got pegged back, it would have been easy to fall under. We rode that out and then got the second goal.

“Jason looked really good and he’s looking really sharp. I think he’s looked really good in all the appearances he’s made recently. He is a very, very good player and we are just trying to help him be the best he can be.

“We’ve had a really busy period coming into this game and Fleetwood didn’t play this week. That might have played a little factor. They might have felt a bit brighter and fresher towards the end of the game.

“We will assess Scott Golbourne who went off. He just felt something in his groin. That change was precaution more than anything.”

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