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Aaron Wilbraham previews Town's fixture with Rochdale AFC

8 March 2021

Aaron Wilbraham previews Town's Sky Bet League One away fixture with Rochdale AFC.

Shrewsbury Town travel to Rochdale AFC's Spotland Stadium tomorrow evening for Town's latest Sky Bet League One away fixture.

The Salop squad will be full of determination when going against the Dale, as Steve Cotterill's men will be searching for a return to winning ways away from home.

Town Assistant Manager Aaron Wilbraham expects a stern test from the home side, who currently sit at the bottom of the table, but notes the Salop squad are confident ahead of the tie.

Update on the Gaffer:

"He seemed a lot better over the weekend and his breathing sounded better. It sounds like he was getting his voice back a lot more and it looks like the antibiotics have done their job - he's on the right road."

On the fixture:

"Over the last couple of seasons, Rochdale have been in and around that area of the table but they've always managed to find a way out. They are bottom of the league at the moment but Brian Barry-Murphy and the boys will be looking to get out of that situation - they have some great players there.

"They will be fighting for their lives. At this stage of the season, you come up against teams who are fighting for their lives. We have to make sure we are on our guard and ready for the game. We need to make sure we have the right mind-set to go there and get a positive result.

"Just because a team is at the bottom of the league, you can't expect to go there and be handed the win. We have to go there with the right frame of mind and earn the three points. You don't want to give a team who are low on confidence any opportunities - in any game.

"We had a bad week in terms of results but we have moved on. It's not the end of the world because we lost a couple of games. We have to dust ourselves down and go again. We've put in a number of good performances over the last few months and we need to get back to that."

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