Scott High made the switch to Shrewsbury earlier this summer and is brimming with confidence following a strong pre-season in blue and amber and is excited to get back to competitive football tomorrow as Town take on Middlesbrough in the first round of the Carabao Cup.
The 19-year-old spoke about his excitement to get back to playing competitive football on a regular basis following the summer through the pandemic and is confident Shrewsbury can cause Boro problems ahead tomorrow evenings fixture.
On the game tomorrow and what his mindset is going into the first competitive game of the season.
“The game will be a tough test but we go there tomorrow to win the game and we certainly feel we can use our assets to cause them problems.
“It’s a new game, it’s a game that matters so we have to go there with our eyes on winning the game and building some momentum for the league”.
On his first impressions of his new club and how he is settling in.
“I have really enjoyed my time here in the two weeks, and it was definitely the right decision to come here.
“All the lads and the staff have been really welcoming and I fell I have settled in well so yeah I have really enjoyed my time here so far”.
On how the pre-season has gone so far and the progress he feels he has made.
“The pre-season for me has been good it’s helped me to get to know the lads even further and I feel I have performed well.
“Playing in games alongside the training has helped me to learn off the lads on how the team wants to play so from that sense the preseason games have benefited me”.
On his relationship with the coaching staff and new manager Sam Ricketts.
“Dean (Whitehead) and Sam they work well together they make the training sessions fun and competitive, the tempo of the sessions is high and that is only going to bring the best out of us, as we all fight for a place in this team and that is certainly healthy going into the season”.
On how he feels the team have coped with coming back from the lockdown and into pre-season.
“I came to the club having played in these conditions at Huddersfield so my fitness levels were up so from that sense it didn’t affect me too much.
“Pre-season has been tough though you know some lads hadn’t played football for months so everyone was at different stages in their fitness, but all the lads are flying now and are focused on the game tomorrow”.
On the experience of playing with no fans and whether that will have an impact on the team.
“The young lads like myself will be used to the experience as when you play for U23 sides and in academy games there are very few people there anyway so they should cope fine.
“I’m just really looking forward to getting back to playing competitive matches week in and week out as we have all certainly missed that”.