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Shaun Whalley Post Fleetwood Town

19 January 2020

Shaun Whalley 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.

Jason Cummings and Shaun Whalley were the pair on hand to notch the goals for Salop at Highbury Stadium.

Shaun was pleased to have notched a goal for his team but felt The Shrews should have left Fleetwood with all three points.

“The first thing is disappointment. When you go 2-1 up with five minutes to go, you want to hang on really,” said Shaun. “Overall, I thought it was pretty scrappy from both teams.

“I thought in the second-half we played much better and passed the ball a lot better. I think we deserved to go in the lead if I’m being honest. It’s disappointing to concede later on.

“Fleetwood is a hard place to go and they are doing well this season. They have a good squad and it was always going to be a tough game. It was good to get the goal – id hit the bar five minutes before.

“Langy had a shot and you just have to be in there. The keeper touched it towards me and I managed to poke it home. It would have been better if it was at the other end in front of our fans.

“Obviously you all saw my usual Jude celebration and it was nice to score. Jason came on and tucked another great finish away. It’s just disappointing that we couldn’t hang on.”

Shaun feels Town’s offensive options are positive and enjoys the competition for places in the Salop starting 11.

“Langy has done well and he’s a great character to have around the team,” said Shaun. “He keeps everyone laughing. We have three or four strikers who can do damage in our league.

“It’s a good squad and I’m sure we will be pushing higher up the table as the season goes on. I am really looking forward to the next game and we will have a good week of preparation.

“I have had some good cup ties with Shrewsbury. Me personally, I will treat it like any other game. It will be a great occasion and hopefully we do a bit better than we did against Manchester United.”


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