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Pre Port Vale | Aaron Wilbraham

15 September 2022


Pre Port Vale | Aaron Wilbraham

15 September 2022

Assistant Manager, Aaron Wilbraham, spoke to the press ahead of Saturday's trip to Port Vale.

Shrewsbury play their fourth league game in a row against a newly promoted side at the weekend when they make the short trip to Vale Park.

Speaking ahead of the match, Wilbraham discussed Tuesday's victory over Exeter - a game that saw Town fight-back from two goals down before Chey Dunkley netted a stoppage-time winner.

As well as praising the character of the team, the assistant boss also discussed the performances of Tom Bayliss and Rob Street - with Bayliss netting his first Shrewsbury goal against the Grecians while Street made his first start for the club since joining on loan from Crystal Palace.


"They've had a good start to the season so we'll have to be at our best to get a result.

"It's another tough game against a newly promoted side but we've got momentum so we have to make sure we're up for the fight."


"It's always nice when you win like that in the last minute. I remember it as a player and as a staff member, it's even better when you see it from the sidelines.

"We showed great character after we went 2-0 down and I think you could see it in the lads.

"It's good to be able to bounce back from those situations and to win back-to-back games because it gives the lads confidence.

"I think it always helps when you go on a little bit of a run because you can use that as motivation to continue the unbeaten run. That's what we'll be looking to do this weekend.

"The reaction to the third goal was great. You can see from the way all the lads celebrated and that's the way it should be. All the lads are running across to Chey (Dunkley) and you can see that they do play for each other.

"They have a good togetherness. It's a good group the Gaffer's put together.


"They've had a big impact. I think Chey's been a rock from the start. He's got high standards and wants to do everything right from the minute he walks in the door until the minute he leaves.

"You can see Bayls (Bayliss) getting better and better each week. He's had this focussed look on his face like he just wants to do well which is really good."


"I think Streety worked really hard. It's a tough ask when you're up front on your own, but he led the line well and wore their defence down. I said that to him when he came off because he'd not had many chances but still done well.

"It's a hard task up there on your own but then obviously (Ryan) Bowman and (Christian) Saydee came on and caused them problems.

"But the work Streety had done gave them the platform to do that."


"It's always nice to be at the top end of the table and when you get there, you want to stay there. 

"It will give the lads confidence when they see that after they get home.

"We want to win as many games as we can and see where it takes us."


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