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Aaron Wilbraham previews Town's fixture with Oxford United

18 October 2021

Aaron Wilbraham previews Town's Sky Bet League One away fixture with Oxford United.

Shrewsbury Town are back on the road tomorrow evening as Steve Cotterill's men take on Oxford United away from home.

Town will make the trip to the Kassam Stadium looking to build on our last league result having surpassed MK Dons with a 1-0 win at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Town Assistant Manager Aaron Wilbraham expects a stern test from Karl Robinson's U's but hopes to see Salop secure another three points.

On the fixture:

"It was great to get the win last time out and that means everybody comes in on Monday morning with a spring in their step. We want to build on that going into the next few games and that starts with Oxford. That win has been coming, to be honest. The lads deserved it, they worked really hard on Saturday and it was a great three points.

"Oxford have lost a few players from last year but they still play the same way and they're a good footballing side. They are a possession-based team and I know their manager Karl Robinson well from my time at MK Dons. He has his teams playing good stuff. They obviously had a difficult result on Saturday and they'll be looking to bounce back from that.

"They are possession-based like I said and they like to play attacking football. His defence is always strong as well and we have to be aware of that; he's always done quite well in that respect. We have prepared for the game and we are looking to go there to earn the three points for ourselves.

"When you look at the win from Saturday, people will mention that MK Dons had a lot of the ball but they do that against every team they play against. The game-plan that the manager put in place on Saturday worked really well because the fixture went exactly how we thought it would. We soaked up the pressure at times and hit them on the break well with Shaun's goal. We have different game plans for every game and it depends on the opposition. We've looked at Oxford over the weekend and we'll approach the game with a new game-plan."


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