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Josh Daniels reflects on Town's win over Rochdale AFC

10 March 2021

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Josh Daniels reflects on Town's win over Rochdale AFC

10 March 2021

Josh Daniels 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 wing-back Josh Daniels was pleased to have notched a goal for Salop but was delighted the team secured three points.

On the goals:

"I am here to give 100%, defensively and when attacking. I am here to do a job and I was delighted to get on the score sheet. Aaron was telling me at half time that I need to get on the back post. Nathanael put a good ball into the box in the first half and I was a little bit too late.

"Shaun Whalley put in a great ball and it's another header for me, it's two this year. From a young age, I've always been decent in the air. Coming over here, I was probably an unknown and no one knows I'm good in the air because of my height.

"Nobody picked me up and I had a couple of yards to get a run on him. I worked on that a lot when I was at Derry City and it's nice to get another goal. A header or a tap-in, I don't mind either way.

"For the second, we hit them on the counter-attack and Josh deserved that goal - he's a tireless runner. His performances in the last few months have been consistent. I am delighted for him and he put it away well."

On his performance defensively:

"I do have to work on my game defensively and positionally. I am always thinking like a winger and getting beat too easily on the inside. As I said, it's a foreign position for me but I am learning. I feel like I did a fair bit of defending tonight. Doing the defensive side and then going on to score is a great feeling. 

"Everyone stepped up and did unbelievably well. Brad Walker came back in after a number of months out injured and slotted in well. Harry Burgoyne in nets did a great job. Confidence is there and we want to go on and do this every week."

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