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Matthew Pennington previews Town's clash with AFC Wimbledon

2 March 2021

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Matthew Pennington previews Town's clash with AFC Wimbledon

2 March 2021

Matthew Pennington previews Town's Sky Bet League One home clash with AFC Wimbledon.

Shrewsbury Town return to Montgomery Waters Meadow tomorrow evening to face off with AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One competition.

Town will be determined to return to winning ways with the visit of Mark Robinson's Dons but will face a stern test from the visitors.

Town defender Matthew Pennington is pleased to be back with the Town squad and is hoping to make an impact on the Salop 11.

On the Gaffer:

“The lads heard yesterday morning and we are all really gutted for him. He’s been fighting really hard against the virus and it’s another setback again for him. He’s such a strong character and he loves his football. We all know he will come back and he will come back strong from it.

“It was a bit of shock really, we thought the gaffer was on the mend. We thought he was back home so it was a shock but we know he will come through stronger."

On the game against Wimbledon:

“They are a second ball team, they like to get the ball forward and try and hurt teams that way. We need to be ready for that and we are looking forward to putting the last result right.

“All the games in the league are going to be tough, every team is scrapping for points - especially down the bottom end of the table. It’s a case of win the battle first and then we can show our quality. Hopefully we can exploit their weak areas."

"I am feeling really good. It has been a bit of a stop-start time for me. When I arrived, the team had COVID-19 which was unfortunate so I didn’t get started straight away - I then played a couple of games and got injured.

“Despite that, I feel I have settled in well with the group and they have been great with me - even the Gaffer even though he’s not been here. I just want to get a run of games and get some momentum - I’m looking forward to doing that.

“There is always that period where you need to get back into the flow of things, there is always that transition period of not playing, but I’m looking to get back to full fitness and firing on all cylinders as soon as possible and the more games I play the quicker I’ll get there."

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