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Aaron Wilbraham reflects on Town's win over Sunderland AFC

9 February 2021

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Aaron Wilbraham reflects on Town's win over Sunderland AFC

9 February 2021

Aaron Wilbraham reflects on Town's Sky Bet League One come-back victory over Sunderland AFC.

Shrewsbury Town recorded back-to-back wins with a 2-1 victory over Lee Johnson's Sunderland AFC.

Town had to battle back from a goal down but Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Harry Chapman were on hand to provide the goals for Town.

Town Assistant Manager Aaron Wilbraham was delighted with the win and felt Town's reaction in the second half warranted the win.

On the result:

"We are really pleased with the character the lads showed. The come-back into the game was unbelievable. Ther Gaffer was on to them at half time and told the lads to believe. He was a real calming influence.

"He sent messages to a few individuals in a calm manner and it lofted the boys. They came out full throttle and got the deserved victory - it was a great win. The earlier you score the better and that gave us momentum.

"We were always pushing and pushing. We knew that the goal that took us ahead would probably win us the game. We got level and the guys went again. After that, it was all about game management."

On the goals and defending at the end:

"The first goal, we saw great bravery from Curtis Main. The Gaffer gave Ethan a bit of banter about him needing to score. It was great from him. He was bandaged and wrapped up from Saturday but that didn't stop him.

"The second goal was a great move, their manager complimented us on that. It was a great ball in and a great finish. There was nothing wrong with the third goal, the keeper just made a mess of it - their manager said the same thing.

"We saw some great defensive headers and everyone put their bodies on the line. You could see how badly the lads wanted the three points. Everyone fought together at the end and our game management was terrific."

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