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Elliott Bennett discusses yesterday's 0-0 draw with Crewe Alexandra

16 January 2022

Elliott Bennett spoke to the press after yesterday's 0-0 draw with Crewe Alexandra.

Shrewsbury Town drew 0-0 away at Crewe Alexandra yesterday afternoon. It proved to be a tight affair, with few chances and a lot of defensive heroics.

Bennett had chances to steal a crucial goal for Salop but was also on hand when he was required to defend, taking one fierce shot to the face in the first half.

The right-wing-back said keeping the clean sheet was very important and says his side have to be satisfied with a point.

On the game:

“I think we did enough to win the game, chance-wise especially. It’s another clean sheet and a point is another positive result towards the little run we’re on. It’s [the fan’s support] massive, we know the backing we get at home and a load travelled to Anfield last week – which was a special occasion for everyone – and for them to come out again today was fantastic and hopefully next weekend we can give them all three points to go home with too.

“I’ve had one [shot] blocked on the line, Ethan’s [Ebanks-Landell] header at the end; we’ve had bits and pieces today and I think chance wise we deserved to win the game, but other than that I’d say it was pretty even but yeah, another point and a clean sheet which was massive.

“It’s [keeping a clean sheet] massive. All success stems from the back of keeping clean sheets and having a good defensive record and on this little run that we’re on we’ve started to do that. Obviously, today we didn’t manage to score the goals, but we’ve just got to keep that defensive solidity going into next week’s game. The lads up top, more often than not, will score goals, so we’ve just got to keep clean sheets as it makes it easier for us to win more games.”

On the shot he blocked on the line:

“I tried to get back on the line and keep my hands behind my back because of the Cheltenham one where it hit my hand, it was a similar situation but this one smacked me straight in the face. It didn’t feel too nice, but it stopped a goal which is the most important thing, and kept the clean sheet intact. In the second half, we pushed and pushed and pushed to try and get the winner, but we have to be satisfied with a point and another clean sheet.”

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