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David Longwell reflects on Town's draw with Ipswich Town

4 May 2021

David Longwell reflects on Town's Sky Bet League 0-0 draw with Ipswich Town.

Shrewsbury Town welcomed Ipswich Town to Montgomery Waters Meador for Town's last Sky Bet League One home fixture.

Despite a strongly contested fixture, neither outfit were able to break the deadlock as the points were shared after a 0-0 finish.

First-Team Coach David Longwell was pleased Town were able to keep a clean sheet against the Tractor Boys but was left frustrated that Town didn't pick up all three points.

On the result:

"We are happy with the clean sheet and that is always good for the keeper and the defenders. We are just disappointed we couldn't win the game because we had some really good chances tonight. The only chances they had in the second-half were counter-attacks.

"We were on top of the game and we were really going for the win. The Manager thanked the lads inside because it has been a long season. We are playing for pride and you could see that with the players tonight. They kept working and kept trying to make things happen.

"It's disappointing not to have won but there are many positives to take from tonight. Harry has done well since he came back into the team and he put in a good performance tonight. Their goalkeeper had more saves to make than he did but he does his job.

"This season has been so challenging for so many reasons. The amount of games is always tough and the Covid situation with the Manager not being here was tough. You could see that the lads gave it everything but it is a long season. The subs came on and made a difference. We nearly, nearly got that goal to get the win."

On Tom Bloxham making another start:

"He's been great. For a 17-year-old to start two games at this level is great. It's a lot to ask to go back in again but it shows the trust the Manager has in him. We are delighted with him. He's worked hard and he does everything he can to get something from the game. Tom will run for you and he will work for you. On another night, his effort goes in."

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