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Post Peterborough | Matt Pennington

26 November 2022

Interviews

Post Peterborough | Matt Pennington

26 November 2022

Goalscorer Matt Pennington spoke to the press after today's 3-1 win over Peterborough - a result that secured our place in the third round of the FA Cup.

The defender's goal came in between strikes from Tom Bayliss and Luke Leahy as Salop blew their League One opponents away in the first half.

Speaking after the game, Matt discussed his team's performance against Grant McCann's side.

The 28-year-old also talked about his impressive goalscoring form this season and revealed who he'd like to face in the third round.

ON THE PERFORMANCE:

“I thought we started the game really well - that was something we talked about in the week as we have not started previous games in the league very well.

"We put a lot of focus on that this week and thankfully we started very well with the goal.

"We got pegged back but we kept going and put in a good performance.

"We had to do both sides of the game. We had to score goals and then we had to defend. I felt we did both sides of the game well today and that result is us staying in the hat for the next round.” 

"It’s easy to put your head down and be disappointed with the goal, especially the manner we conceded it.

"But we rallied, and we went again and to go in at half time being 3-1 up was really good.” 

"I have been trying to stay on my toes when the ball is in the box.

"It has allowed me to score a few goals this season and, hopefully, I can keep doing that.” 

“It was a brilliant finish from Tom and good work down the left from Jordan Shipley. That was probably the most aesthetic goal today.” 

“He is always practising them in training. You don’t doubt him when he is up against the keeper.

"All credit to him, I don’t think he has missed a penalty since he has been here.

"Fair play to him because that was an important goal.” 

ON THE SECOND HALF PERFORMANCE:

"The wind played a big part in the game, it was hard to get out from that end as Peterborough found it in the first half.

"It was the same for us in the second half as the wind was blowing back towards us and it was tough to get out.

"But we defended when we need to. There was some good blocks and headers from the lads at the back and that gave us the opportunity to get into the next round.” 

“A big Premier League club would be nice.

"We had Liverpool last season, which was a great occasion for everyone, and the lads loved it.

"Personally, I would not mind Everton away or something like that it would be nice to go back there, but any big club would be nice, and hopefully we can have a good day out.” 

ON SHREWSBURY'S RECORD IN THE FA CUP:

"I heard a stat earlier - the last 15 games at home in the FA Cup Shrewsbury haven’t lost.

"That shows how important it has been for this football club.

"Financially, and for the fans to enjoy an FA Cup run is really important.

"Hopefully we can now take the momentum from today into the league as we have not got the results we wanted in recent games.

"You can see the performances have been there - so hopefully we can take that forward and that confidence forward.

"Momentum is huge in football, we are looking to build and keep moving forward.” 

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