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Luke Leahy looks back at yesterday's draw with Fleetwood Town

6 February 2022

Luke Leahy spoke to the media after yesterday’s 1-1 draw at home to Fleetwood Town.

The versatile Leahy started off at left-back before moving into central midfield during the game and stepped up to confidently dispatch Salop’s equaliser from the spot.

That secured Leahy’s sixth goal of the season and another point towards Shrewsbury’s current run of just one loss in nine league games.

Leahy said it was a tough game and the conditions made things tricky on the pitch. However, he was pleased to get another goal and keep the points tally building up.

On the game:

“It was a tough game – a tactical game where both teams changed formation. Both teams tried to find the win but I think we’ve said a couple of times that if you can’t win a game, you certainly don’t get beaten and two weeks ago we were standing here having lost in the last minute so yeah, it’s another point and we’ve got to look ahead to a tough week now.

“There’s disappointment in there [the dressing room], there’s definitely disappointment in there, but as I say if you can’t win it then you definitely don’t get beaten so we just have to take that on the chin and we’ve got a big week ahead of us but yeah, the dressing room is disappointed.

“The wind played a big part in both halves. We had the wind with us in the first half – which didn’t really help us out – but in the second half it died down a little bit and we were able to play a bit. We need to take the point and look at the positives and we’ve got two tough games coming up and two we will be ready for.

“We just needed a deflection off someone to take it the other way. Ethan [Ebanks-Landell] had the shot cleared off the line, I think [Ryan] Bowman’s little touch was enough to put [Dan] Udoh offside but we did have chances and, on another day, we’ll put them away.”

On his goal:

“I’ve been waiting for a penalty for a while now! It was a big moment in the game because it was early in the second half and we had time to go and get another, but I just thought I should get my head down and smash it as hard as I can. I just found out now that the ‘keeper dived the wrong way, I thought he dived the right way! I guess that shows how much I wasn’t paying attention to him but yeah, I’m just happy to see it go in. I got ten [goals] last year so I’ve got to try and beat that now.”

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