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Post MK Dons | Jordan Shipley

8 October 2022

Goalscorer Jordan Shipley spoke to the media following our 2-1 victory over MK Dons.

Jordan Shipley joined close friend Tom Bayliss on the scoresheet as Town registered their third successive victory at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

It's been quite the week for the 24-year-old who, shortly before kick-off, was called away from our game at Cheltenham last weekend after his partner went into labour.

Jordan Shipley and his fiancée Sarah went on to welcome the arrival of a baby girl - their third child.

And when speaking to the media, he discussed his eventful week, playing at left wing-back and being on the end of a late challenge that saw MK Dons' Dawson Devoy sent off in Shropshire.

ON THE GAME: 

"It was a good afternoon. In the first half, I thought we played some good football. We knew they would have spells in the game because they are a good team and like to pass the ball. 

"But it was a good start from us. We got the two goals in the first half then them going down to 10 men helped us see it out even if it got a bit nervy towards the end.  

"It can be harder playing against 10 men. They can sit in behind the ball and hit you on the counter-attack. But it was great to get the three points."

ON A BAYLISS/SHIPLEY DOUBLE: 

"The old car-school is back at it! We are enjoying our football here, I'm sure I can say that for Tom as well – he is enjoying it. 

"Once we get it all clicking we know we can play better than we have today and what we have shown so far."

ON HIS GOAL: 

"We have been working on me getting high and getting into the box and maybe getting a knock-down, a chance. 

"There was a bit of a scramble in the box but (Christian) Saydee has laid it off nicely - I think it took a little of a deflection but the shot was on target so I don’t think the keeper would have saved it anyway."

ON MK DONS PULLING A GOAL BACK TO MAKE IT 2-1: 

"They were always going to get chances in the game and we tried to nullify that. 

"They are a good side. It was a good header. But towards the end did well seeing it out and we’re looking forward to next weekend and trying to get three points."

ON THE RED CARD: 

"If you go into tackles like that - he might have slipped, he might not have - but if you go into tackles like that you are running the risk of a red card." 

ON BEING NINTH IN LEAGUE ONE: 

"We are looking to build on this next week. We are not going to get too high after a win and we’re not going to get too low when things don’t go our way either. 

"We move on to Fleetwood now and hopefully we can go there and get three points."

ON PLAYING AT WING-BACK: 

"I’m happy to play anywhere. As long as I am on that pitch and enjoying my football I’ll play anywhere. 

"The gaffer knows I’m willing to play any position he puts me in and I’ll give it my best shot – thankfully I got my goal today and now we move on." 

ON THE ARRIVAL OF A BABY GIRL: 

"It's my third one, third and maybe final but who knows – we're not sure. But she’s doing really well. Her mum is doing really well – she was excellent throughout, it’s great news."

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