Shrewsbury Town midfielder Tyrese Fornah spoke to the press after yesterday’s 1-0 win over Lincoln City at Montgomery Waters Meadow.
It was a slow match that Town edged in the second half. They were rewarded for their efforts in the 84th minute when Dan Udoh netted the only goal of the game.
Fornah started the day partnered with Josh Vela before Salop switched formation and Elliott Bennett joined the midfield for the second half.
Speaking after the fixture, Fornah said it was a slow game but praised Dan Udoh and said he’s never seen a player who is so strong on both feet.
On the game:
“First half was a bit tough and I think at half time, we as a group – the gaffer and the coaching staff included – we said we needed to up [our level] a bit because when we get going physically not many teams can match us, so we upped it in the second half and that’s the performance that we should be giving.
“The heat is coming on strong now and some of us, me included, were a bit dehydrated when we came in at half-time so we just got the fluids going and just kept going in the second half.
“Every game means a lot to me because I just want to come in and do well, not just for myself but for the gaffer - who believes in me - and the club as a whole and the fans so yeah, that game means a lot.
“The game as a whole was a bit slow. I think we tried to make good use of the ball when we had it and we tried to get up the pitch and we were quite strong going forward. Obviously, we’ve got games coming up that are like this but we’ve got to adapt and we’ve got to believe in ourselves and keep going.
“When we play like that – and we’ve been playing like that for a while – not many teams can handle us. It’s just about getting into those areas where we can get a shot off or get a tap in. Luckily, Dan got the goal for us today and there are other players who are trying their best to get goals for us and people who are really playing well.”
On Dan Udoh:
“To be fair I’ve never seen a player [who is] so strong on both feet, it’s a joke! Dan’s got that quality. Obviously, when I came he had a bit of a drought but we as fans and we as a team have got to believe in our strikers and give them confidence. There are going to be games where they won’t play well or won’t get a goal but as a team, we’ve got to take the pressure off them.”