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Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's draw with Gillingham

3 October 2020

Sam Ricketts reflects on Town's 1-1 draw with the Gills.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club earned a point this weekend with a 1-1 draw with the Gills.

Despite Brad Walker notching first for Salop, the away side managed to notch a late equaliser to leave Shropshire with a point.

Sam Ricketts was disappointed the Shrews were unable to secure all three points and gave his thoughts to the media after the game.

On the result:

“It’s bitterly disappointing. To concede late in any game is disappointing, and it’s worse when it takes two points away from you. The players stuck to a tough, tough task very well and they aren’t an easy team to play against.

“For 94 minutes, we dealt with everything very well. We were hanging on a little bit because we were struggling with options. We lost a few players before the game and lost Shaun Whalley after 30 minutes.

“We are missing a huge amount of players through injury and other things. When you miss a lot of players, it becomes very hard. We’ve had a few forced changes go against us.”

“I thought Leon Clarke coped well with the workload having not done a pre-season. We wanted to make changes to help us see the game out but we were unable to do so.”

“We were playing against a team towards the end who had nothing to lose. They were throwing six, seven men forward with each ball. They kept going long and it’s hard to deal with.

“We always change and try to develop. A huge amount of what we are doing is good. We want to keep evolving and getting better."


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