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Josh Vela discusses today's victory over Fleetwood Town

26 December 2021

Scorer of Shrewsbury Town’s second goal, Josh Vela, reflects on his side’s 3-0 victory away at Fleetwood Town.

Vela opened his goalscoring account for the season with a curling left-footed effort against the Cod Army on Boxing Day. 

His goal came in between Ryan Bowman’s opener and Dan Udoh’s thunderous finish as Salop recorded their first away win of the season so far. 

Speaking after the game, Vela relived his goal and praised the dynamic strike force Shrewsbury have at the moment. 

On the performance: 

“It was a really good game; the first half was quite tight, I thought we were the better team but once we got the first goal we were on top and deserved the three points. We said at halftime that the first goal was key, we got an early goal and just kicked on from there.

“When we were two-nil and three-nil up, everyone was saying ‘let's keep the clean sheet’ and obviously we’ve done that. I don’t think they troubled us too much in the game really so yeah it was nice to get a clean sheet as well. 

“We wanted to get our first away win of the season because that was taking its toll on everyone but now that’s off our backs, we can start moving up the table. We’ve got two tough games coming up but obviously, we’re good at home so if we can get two wins there then it'll be good for everyone. Then we can look forward to the big cup tie at Liverpool which should be a good occasion for everyone.” 

On his goal: 

“It's about time I got a goal. [Dan] Udoh did brilliantly in the corner, pulled it back and I've cut inside and swung at it with my left foot and it's gone in the bottom corner. I was really happy, I was buzzing, I saw my old man in the corner so that made it a little bit better, him being there. I always want more [goals]; I've got the quality to get more goals I should get more goals and kick on and get a few more this season.” 

On Ryan Bowman and Dan Udoh: 

“Bowman lives in the box; he’s always going to have goals from tap ins and stuff and they’ve got a good connection with each other. Obviously [Dan] Udoh is on fire at the minute, can't stop scoring and when you’ve got two strikers who are scoring goals it’s very good for the team. 

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