Matthew Pennington previews Town's Sky Bet League One away clash with Ipswich Town.
Shrewsbury Town return to Sky Bet League One action this weekend with an away fixture against Paul Cook's Ipswich Town.
Salop will be looking to earn all three points against the Tractor Boys following on from Town's 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers' under 21's in the Papa John's Trophy.
Town defender Matthew Pennington is looking forward to the fixture and hopes to see all three points returning to Shropshire.
On the fixture:
"I am feeling pretty good, pretty fresh. I only played half of the last game and it was nice to get the win in that. We're expecting Ipswich to start fast and their last home result was very good. We expect them to be confident at home and we need to be aware of that. I've played there a few times before and we are looking forward to playing in a nice stadium and on a nice pitch.
"We need to settle down into the game and we know their fans will be up for the game. We can't give them any chances to get on top of us with the advantages they have over us. We're looking forward to the game. I am aware of who's scoring goals and things like that and it's something you should be aware of. It's not something to focus too much on because you could end up being too worried about it. We will look at individuals, how they play and perform, and how they get their goals.
World Mental Health Day:
"Maintaining good mental health is massive, for everyone. It's important to feel good within yourself and at work and at home. It's something that can affect you and everyone else. It's something we need to be more aware of and educated about in order to help people when they get into those dark times.
"Football is escapism for everyone whether that's players or fans. When I'm on the pitch, I don't think about anything else other than football for 90 minutes. The fans, it's 90 minutes of caring about how their team is doing. It's great escapism and people missed football when it was taken away; including us as players. We are coming out of Covid now and hopefully that will help keep positive."