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Dan Udoh discusses yesterday's win against Morecambe

16 March 2022

Shrewsbury Town striker Dan Udoh discussed yesterday’s thrashing of Morecambe at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Town’s Nigerian forward netted a brace in the game. His first came when he tapped George Nurse’s cross home from close range and his second displayed more skill as he turned his marker inside out before smashing the ball home.

It was Udoh’s first goal since scoring at AFC Wimbledon in January and his brace took him to 11 league goals for this season.

Speaking after the game, Udoh discussed the match and said he was glad Town took their chances after dominating recent games but struggling to score.

On the game:

“Obviously, I’m delighted for the boys. We’ve been meaning to do something like that for a while and we’ve proved that we can do that so, hopefully, we can do that a lot more and give the fans more goals to watch and enjoy. Obviously, the manager demands that from us every game so it was good to get that.

“Games like the Rotherham where it was 0-0, the game [against Cambridge] where we had 21 chances and we didn’t take any of them; we took our chances today and we were clinical, we saw they were there for the taking and we put our foot down. My cousin came over from France to watch me today, so he’s obviously given me a bit of luck! Like I’ve said, my aim this season is to get ten league goals and I got that today and now it’s time to push on. If I can get another five, then I’ll go from there. I’m just buzzing to get my ten goals because it’s been really hard for the last two seasons when I’ve only got four league goals, so I’ve enjoyed that today.

“The boys are delighted. Obviously, we know what we can do, it’s not like we’ve won a title beating them, we know we’ve got that in us so now it’s time for us to go to Rotherham and do the business there because we meant to do it here and we didn’t. We need to show them what we’re about.

“Football is about winning. It’s easy for me to say it as a striker but you can have a bad game and score two and the team wins 2-0, it doesn’t matter if you played badly. The other day we played well but we lost so it doesn’t add points to the board, but today we’ve played well and we’ve won so we got the best of both worlds.”

On his competition with Ryan Bowman:

“I said to him a couple of games ago that there are ten games left, let’s see if we can get five each and go from there. The sooner we can scrap the five, the better it will be for us because he’s a player that sets his standards high, I set my standards high, and we both do the best we can for the team and ourselves.”

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