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Pre Accrington Stanley | Carl Winchester

17 February 2023


Pre Accrington Stanley | Carl Winchester

17 February 2023

Carl Winchester met with the press ahead of tomorrow's trip to Accrington Stanley.

The Northern Irish midfielder joined Salop on transfer deadline day back in September and has since gone on to be a regular in Steve Cotterill's starting XI.

Shrewsbury are on a brilliant unbeaten run that has seen them win six of their last seven games in Sky Bet League One.

As a result, Salop have risen up the table and currently sit 8th in the division.

Carl also discussed the arrival of Irishman Killian Phillips in his pre-match interview and was full of praise for the 20-year-old.


"It's brilliant - the lads have done great. 

"Obviously winning games of football is the most important thing. To keep the standards and to keep it going was fantastic. 

"The draw the other night, I know it (the winning run) had to come to an end but it was a good point on the road. We've just got to keep going now and kick on.

"When you keep winning and keep winning and build that momentum, you then get the confidence going into the next game. It's fantastic.

"In the background, you're still thinking that you don't want to lose a game. Every team in this league has players in the team that can hurt you.

"But everyone this season has been fantastic. From the keeper, back lads, midfielders, strikers, coaches, the manager included, everyone's been fantastic"


"I'm fine now. I just took a knock in the Port Vale game and as I kept running my calf was starting to tighten up and I didn't want to pull anything but it (being substituted) was just a precaution.

"Yeah definitely (he does have to look after himself). There are a lot more games to come so you just want to ease off it and be ready for the next game."


"He came in and been fantastic. You can see in his performances that he's such a good player and with his personality out on the pitch, he's a real leader for such a young lad.

"He's come in and gelled really well with the squad. I got on with him really well, there's obviously the Irish connection there, but if he keeps going the way he's going the kid's got a bright future.

"Sometimes when we're talking the lads will try and listen in and they'll ask 'what did he say?' and me and him will just be there laughing. We understand each other but no one else around us can't understand what we're saying when we're talking!"


"When I first came in it was really easy. The lads will tell you as well that they just make you feel so welcome and that helps so much. It's the lads, the staff, everyone - I think it's so important.

"Once you go out on the pitch it's a lot easier because the lads are all helping you out. 

"Having Killian in that midfield and [having] me and him together and with the Irish thing, it's just been going so well and we're just hoping we can keep doing that."


"Obviously I like to look but you do have to take each game as it comes because you just don't know what can happen.

"I'd be lying if I said I don't look at the table but we've just got to keep doing what we're doing and stay grounded and take each game as it comes."


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