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Dean Whitehead previews EFL Trophy action

6 October 2020

Dean Whitehead previews Town's EFL Trophy fixture with Bolton Wanderers.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club welcome Bolton Wanderers to the Montgomery Waters Meadow this evening for Town’s latest EFL Trophy fixture.

Town will be looking to earn another three points in the competition following on from victory against Newcastle United’s under-23’s last month.

Town assistant manager Dean Whitehead gave his thoughts on what Salop can expect from the Sky Bet League Two side as the first whistle is blown.

On the fixture:

“They had a new manager come in at the start of the season and he’s trying to build his own style and own way of playing. It’s a new group for him and he’s tried a few different systems.

“They changed to a back three at the weekend and got the win that they were desperately needing. I don’t think there is any added pressure for us playing against a team in the league below. We always focus on ourselves and on what we can do. We will make sure we approach the game with the right attitude – hopefully a good performance will follow.”

On the competition:

“The EFL Trophy does give clubs like us a really, really good opportunity to go far in a competition. You can also give minutes to players who maybe don’t get as many in the league.

“You still have to build momentum and build confidence within the group. You get wins and then momentum and belief grow. Confidence grows and the team looks different. We have to keep performance levels high and results will follow.”

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