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David Edwards reflects on Town's defeat against Wigan Athletic

21 April 2021

David Edwards reflects on Town's Sky Bet League One loss home against Wigan Athletic.

Shrewsbury Town's Sky Bet League One clash with Wigan Athletic ended with the away side securing a 2-1 win.

Despite pushing for an equaliser after Ollie Norburn's goal from distance, Town would push through to earn a point against the Latics.

Town number four David Edwards was disappointed with the result and notes Town have to pick up performances in the remaining league fixtures.

On coming close to earning a point:

“Them getting the first goal and the timing of the second knocked us. The first-half performance wasn’t great but we were better in the second. We did create chances but just not quite the quality we needed in the final-third at times.

“We are disappointed we didn’t get something out of the game. Wigan are battling for their lives and they will feel they deserved the three points - we can’t argue too much with that."

On Ollie Norburn's strike:

“It was great concentration. It looked like their defender was going to get to him, but fair play, he watched the ball all the way onto his foot and it was a good strike.

“That gave us a real lift and pushed us on in the last 15 minutes where we felt we were going to get that equaliser."

On the blip in form:

“It's not something we expected. I think if you look at the season as a whole, it was a monumental effort when the Manager came in to drag ourselves away from the relegation zone.

“We went on that terrific run and managed to get to 50 points. We need a few more results, five games left we need to put it all out there and try and finish the season well and get some momentum for the Manager.

“The fans want to be excited about coming back to the stadium next year. We aren’t mathematically safe yet. We know we need to get a win on the board and we will be looking to do that on Saturday."

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