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David Longwell previews Town's fixture with Ipswich Town

3 May 2021

David Longwell previews Town's final Sky Bet League One home game of the season against Ipswich Town.

Shrewsbury Town welcome Ipswich Town to Montgomery Waters Meadow tomorrow evening for the final home game of Town's Sky Bet League One campaign.

The Shrews will be looking to earn all three points with the visit of the Tractor Boys as Steve Cotterill's men look to finish at Montgomery Waters Meadow strongly.

Town First-Team Coach David Longwell expects a tough test from Paul Cook's men but hopes to see the Salop XI secure a win in the penultimate game of the season.

Update on the Gaffer:

"It was great having the Gaffer back and he was just as you'd expect him to be. Even when he arrived, you could hear all of the stewards and staff bubbling up. He brings an energy and enthusiasm that we all know about. It's incredible and it was great to see him back. He came straight into the dressing room and every player spoke to him. He spoke to everyone individually and as a group. 
 
"He still has to make sure he's careful. I think it takes a lot out of you when you are a manager of a first-team, never mind when you arent 100%. He just needs to relax and hopefully he'll be back there tomorrow night as he's planning to do."
 
Ipswich Town test:
 
"We will look at the footage and try to get an idea of how they like to play. We will try to see what has changed and try to get some idea about how they're going to play. We will identify their key threats and look at the areas we can exploit. We do that for every game and we will be doing that going into this fixture.
 
"We are always preparing exactly the same for each game, it doesn't matter who the opposition is or who the manager is - we make sure we look at the detail to help the players going into the game.
 
"Ipswich play a mixture of football. They can go longer but they have some really good players in there - we have seen that from the clips that have been put together. They aren't on the best of runs but they still have some talented players.
 
"It will be a hard game for us. We did well at the weekend but ran out of steam at the end. Hopefully we can go into the next fixture with confidence to get a result."

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