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Sam Ricketts on Town's away win over AFC Wimbledon

17 October 2020

Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's 1-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club secured all three points this weekend with a victory over AFC Wimbledon away from home.

Town managed to secure the win over the Dons with a headed goal from Leon Clarke in the final moments of the fixture.

Sam Ricketts was pleased his team managed to earn the victory and feels there is more to come from his team in the coming fixtures.

On the result:

“I am pleased we secured the points. We deserved points in games before today and our performances have been much better than our points total. We are unbeaten in five now and three points compliment that.

“Were we good today? No. We set up to play a certain way and I didn’t see any of that today. That was disappointing. What I did see today was desire and determination.

“You can't underestimate how important those blocks are. We got bodies on the line and then some quality in the box from a set-piece to get the win.”

On Leon Clarke’s goal and the clean sheet:

“Leon thought after a few corners that he needed to change it up and try something different. He scored at the back post, which is excellent. Scoring in the last minute of the game is nice.

“How we didn’t get a penalty today I don’t know. Ultimately, we go away happy with the three points.

“Deyan made a couple of really good saves. He didn’t have anything ground-breaking to do but it was a solid game for him – we are delighted with the clean sheet.

“It’s very difficult choosing the goalkeeper. We have players fighting for a number of potions. Harry has to keep working hard. He will get plenty of games but he just has to keep going.”

On the fixtures going forward:

“This result has put more points on the board. Points that we should have had already. The performance levels deserved it before today’s game. Today we had to grind it out. 

“We will only have one free mid-week now until January. Games are going to come thick and fast and we must prepare for that.”


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