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Scott Golbourne on earning a point against Gillingham

4 October 2020


Scott Golbourne on earning a point against Gillingham

4 October 2020

Scott Golbourne gives his thoughts on Town's 1-1 draw with the Gills.

Shrewsbury Town earned a point this weekend after a 1-1 draw with Gillingham at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Despite nothing the opener in the first-half through Brad Walker, Salop were unable to hold on for all three points as Jordan Graham notched a late equaliser for the away side.

Town defender, Scott Golbourne was disappointed with the late goal but feels it's only a matter of time until Town pick up wins consistently.

On the game and conceding late on:

“It was a difficult game and difficult conditions. We dealt with a lot their aerial threats and balls in the box, so it was disappointing to concede right at the end of the game.

“We had to concentrate all the time you have to constantly know where your man is, and you can’t let the communication die - all those aspects of the game are tiring.

“Gillingham are a team that constantly ask you questions. They grind you down, they get balls into the box and they just wait for that chance to fall their way like it did at the end.

“We found it difficult in the second-half to impose ourselves and it's difficult not to get drawn into their style of play. We fought hard and battled hard despite the injuries and gave a good account of ourselves.”

On the injuries and the fitness of the squad:

“Nothing is perfect right now and we just try to have some resolve and do our best with what we have.

“You have to be grateful, I am fortunate to have my fitness and my health which is the main thing. We have competition for places in the squad now and guys that can step in so it's good in that respect.”

On what is needed to turn draws into wins:

“We can do a little bit more in the final third and try to have some longer spells of pressure - we can be extremely good in patches.

“We had really good spells in the first-half and we just need to get back to that in the second-half. We are evolving into a more possession-based team and are having more controlled possession so that certainly helps.

“We just need to try and constantly impose ourselves in games and really show what we are all about”.

“I think we could have taken some more risks in possession, but I think the lads are so keen to get that first win, and I think that’s in the back of our mind at the minute.

“I think a win will do us the world of good and the type of football we want to play requires confidence, so a win will help to spur that on and you will see more lads really show what they are about."

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