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Matthew Pennington discusses Shrewsbury Town's 0-0 draw at Adams Park

9 February 2022

Shrewsbury Town defender Matthew Pennington spoke to the press after yesterday's draw away at Wycombe Wanderers

Pennington played a crucial part in securing a point and a clean sheet for Salop throughout a tough game in Buckinghamshire.

Town’s number five was on hand on multiple occasions to help clear crosses, win headers, and intercept passes as Wycombe’s barrage of attacks kept coming.

Speaking after the game, Pennington said his side had to stand up to the pressure and that he was happy to be playing so regularly for Town.

On the game:

“We had to weather the storm at times. In the first half, we had a spell where we couldn’t get out because of all the balls coming into our box and there were similar spells in the second half but we stood up to it and kept a clean sheet which was really important and a couple of saves from Marko [Marosi] helped as well. A point on the road is another point on the board.

“100% [it was the game we expected]. We knew they were effective at what they do and they showed that tonight but thankfully we stood up to it. It’s nice to get another clean sheet, it’s a positive point against a good side, an effective side and they’re up there in the table so it’s a good point in the end.

“Yeah, it is [pleasing to be consistently picking up points away from home]. When you think about where we were at the start of the season, it’s pleasing to get those points on the board but we want to get a win soon. It’s positive that we’re staying strong and not getting beaten on the road though.

“It was nice to see the other lads get a chance, they work really hard in training. The two young lads [Saikou Janneh and Tom Bloxham] worked hard and got their start up there and ran about a lot.

“It’s something to build on. If we keep clean sheets we always have a chance of winning and hopefully, we can get some more wins.”

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