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Post-Oxford | Jack Price

29 March 2024


Post-Oxford | Jack Price

29 March 2024

Jack Price chatted to the media after his brilliant volley helped us secure a deserved point against Oxford.

In what was a thoroughly entertaining game at the Croud Meadow, the visitors opened the scoring through Billy Bodin.

Price then pulled us level with an outstanding volley from the edge of the box.

Over the course of the 90 minutes, though, both teams created numerous chances with Aiden O'Brien and Chey Dunkley twice going close for Town while Carl Winchester saw a fizzing strike from 20 yards well saved by Jamie Cumming.

At the other end, Marko Marosi also impressed making excellent saves to deny Mark Harris and Josh Murphy.

Speaking to the assembled media, Jack discussed the game, scoring his first goal for his hometown club and his general fitness.

On scoring for his hometown club: 

“It was a nice feeling. 

“I didn’t really know what to do, to be honest, to celebrate, I don’t score many. 

“I was gonna knee slide but I thought ‘better not injure myself’ 

“But it’s a really nice feeling to see it go in. 

“It wasn’t the cleanest of strikes but it doesn’t really matter does it?

“It’s a good point. Obviously, results didn’t go our way today I don’t think but another point closer to safety.” 

On the finish: 

“It didn’t feel good, didn’t feel good when it came off the lace. 

I think the turf helped me a little bit, it skidded on a bit but it was nice to see it go in. 

I thought the keeper obviously, I don’t think he could see it, there were a lot of bodies in front of him. 

“I was just really happy to see it go in.” 

On the feeling when the goal went in: 

“It was a bit of slow motion. I was running off in the corner thinking ‘I don’t know if that’s even gone in’ because no one was coming to celebrate. 

“I was thinking, it’s just mad really - then the lads come over and it’s nice. 

The best feeling you get in football is scoring goals and, like I say, I don’t get many of them so I treasure them when I do. 

Scoring for my hometown club and a big goal for the lads who put an absolute shift in today. 

Blocks, Marco making saves, Feens (Morgan Feeney) on the line, it’s just, that was needed so it’s nice just to come on and chip in and help out.” 

On whether he remembers his last goal in the football league:

“No - 2015, 2016 maybe, MK Dons I think it was. 

“It was a while ago, seven or eight years ago. 

“That’s why I forgot how to celebrate. 

“It’s been a while so it’s a really nice feeling and I’m just happy to get the point for the boys.” 

On his fitness: 

“It’s good. 

“I think I was trying to get my breath after celebrating for five minutes but after a 12-month injury it’s not easy. 

“I’ve sort of been chucked in, trained two or three weeks and then back in without really playing a reserve game so it’s going to take my body time to get used to it again. 

“It’s getting better, it’s getting there slowly and I’ve felt really good the last couple of days in training so it’s certainly on the right track. 

“Again, if I can play 20 or 30 minutes and help the boys out every time, every game to the end of the season I’ll be happy with that."

On the point today being deserved: 

“100%, I thought even before I came on in the second half we started bright, I know they got the goal. 

“It was just a long ball, wasn’t it, over the top, obviously could have done better with that but I thought we did really well. 

“I thought in the first half they didn’t offer too much then obviously once we scored I think they came after us a little bit. 

“There was a lot of runners going forward and again Marko makes a great save straight after we scored,

"Then Morgs (Feeney) on the line, I don’t even know how he got to that. 

“The lads didn’t give up. Most of the lads in that changing room have got the ability to never give up and keep fighting and that was a perfect showing today. 

“It was a deserved point. I wouldn’t say we deserved all three points because they are a good side and I thought they played really well.

"We rode our luck a little bit but you have to against teams like this.  

“They spend a lot of money towards the top end of the pitch and that’s just the way it is but it’s a really good point against a really good side and I expect them to be right up there at the end of the season.” 

On Bristol Rovers on Monday: 

“It’ll be good, we’ll be looking to go there and get three points. 

“I think they got beat today 2-0 so they’ll come out the traps I’m sure in the first 10 or 15 minutes. 

“We’ve got to be ready, we’ve got to match them and we’re looking forward to it.” 

On life in Shrewsbury: 

"It’s really nice. 

“Having the kids here, my fiance, my mum and dad. 

“Obviously they didn’t get to watch me every week when I was over in America so that’s probably the best feeling to be honest having them at the games. 

“They travelled home and away when I was at Wolves so to have them here obviously it’s less of a journey at the moment, they’re only five minutes round the corner. 

“It’s just nice, I have a lot of friends and people that come to the games are messaging me.

"It’s just really nice to have the support. 

“Like I say, if I can help the lads in any way I can.  

“The other day it was see out a result, today it’s grab a goal so that's just what I’m about. 

“I want to do what’s best for the boys and it’s a really nice feeling to play for this club."

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