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George Nurse looks ahead to Town's game with Portsmouth

21 February 2022


George Nurse looks ahead to Town's game with Portsmouth

21 February 2022

Shrewsbury Town defender George Nurse spoke to the press ahead of Salop’s game against Portsmouth tomorrow evening.

Nurse has been a regular in Steve Cotterill’s side this season and he’s played as left-back, left-wing-back, and left centre-half so far.

Speaking ahead of the game, Nurse discussed the fixture, Saturday’s postponement, and his season so far.

On the fixture:

“I think it’s going to be a tough game – most games in this league are tough. Pompey are a good side and they’ve got good individual players so we’ve just got to focus on our game and approach it the same as every other game.

“I played full-back in that game [the reverse fixture at Fratton Park]. I know what to expect tomorrow night – they’ve got a few decent players – but it’s going to be a tough game and hopefully, we can get the three points.”

On Saturday’s postponement

“The boys were devastated. Obviously, we wanted to play the game, I think it was a six-pointer but yeah devastated really, we wanted to play the game and I think we would’ve got a positive result out of it as well.

“It’s always a tough one because you know you’ve got to play the fixture some other time – probably a Tuesday night now – but we’ll approach the game when it does come back around.”

On his season so far:

“I think it’s gone well, I think my performances have been decent but there are a few now and then where I think I could’ve done better but yeah, I’m really happy with how I’ve been doing. I’ve got the game time I wanted which is the main thing so yeah, I’m just looking to progress on for the rest of the season.

“It’s good to have that bit of versatility in your game because it obviously gets you more game time if the gaffer can play you in different positions. Left centre-half, I really enjoy it. It’s something I had to get used to but now I feel like I’ve played well and I wouldn’t mind staying there to be fair! But if it changes it changes. I think you get a bit more time on the ball at left centre-half, it allows me to step out and make decisions like if I stay on the ball or carry on running. I suppose left-back is a little more one versus one with their winger or full-back so yeah, they’re different positions but I feel I do well.”


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