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Aaron Wilbraham reflects on Town's win over Rochdale AFC

9 March 2021


Aaron Wilbraham reflects on Town's win over Rochdale AFC

9 March 2021

Aaron Wilbraham reflects on Town's Sky Bet League One away win over Rochdale AFC.

Shrewsbury Town's evening at Spotland Stadium ended in victory as Steve Cotterill's men left Rochdale with a 2-0 win.

Goals from Josh Daniels and Josh Vela were the difference as Town secured the win and a clean sheet as all three points headed back to Shropshire.

Town Assistant Manager Aaron Wilbraham was delighted with the win and felt the Salop performances earned a positive result.

On the result and performance:

"I think it was a real team performance. We started off a little bit shaky, maybe due to a little lack of confidence. Once we settled into the game, we were the better team and continued that into the second half.

"We got the win and it was fully deserved. As I said, it was a great team performance. Rochdale play good football and they always have done. They make it hard for you and we did let them have a few chances early on. We told the lads to learn from that because we don't want to give teams a leg-up early on in games. We need to start games better but we got away with their couple of chances.

"Everyone was on the same page, everyone fought for each other and that is when you see us at our best. The way the lads passed the ball for the second goal was really pleasing and we know we can do that. We have some great players and we see it in training. It's about translating that onto the pitch and having confidence."

On the goals:

"Wing-back's are really important in that formation and the Gaffer always drilled that into me when I was at Bristol City. We've been telling Josh Daniels to get in at the back post because that can make the difference in games.

"JD is great in the air and not many people think it because he's a smaller lad. He's got a great leap and it was a great header. The Manager was really pleased with that move.

"Josh Vela deserved his goal. He's been our most consistent player and the Manager just praised him in the dressing room. He works hard and he's a team player. You always know what you are going to get from him. It's hard when you have that much time to think about the finish. He relaxed, composed himself, and sat the keeper down. Harry Burgoyne called it a Harry-Slotter, whatever that means."


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