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Josh Vela reflects on Town's draw with Gillingham

11 April 2021

Josh Vela reflects on Town's hard-fought point on the road against Gillingham.

Shrewsbury Town's afternoon in Kent ended with Salop drawing 0-0 with Steve Evan's in-form Gillingham.

Despite an open-ended game against the Gills, Steve Cotterill's men were unable to make it six points from two games following on from a win over Plymouth Argyle.

Josh Vela was pleased Town kept a clean sheet but feels the Town 11 could have done more to have left Priestfield with all three points.

On the result:

“Second-half was a bit scrappy but in the first-half we were probably the better team and we played
some good stuff - we should have took the lead. The way they play with long throw-ins and corners, you can see why teams struggle when they come here.

"We defended well and it’s a good clean sheet but we are obviously disappointed not to win. They have the two big lads up top and they cause a lot of problems with long balls into your box but we dealt with it well”.

“We had a few good chances, a lot of half-chances, especially in the first- half. On another day, we score a couple of goals but we take the point and we move on.


“It was a well-contested game with two teams who wanted to win the game. There were a lot of ’50-’50s but nil-nil is probably a fair result overall I would say”.

“Gillingham are in the top half and I would say overall we are a better team so we have to want to get into that top half. There are teams in the top half that aren’t better than us so we want to get there."

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