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“I knew I didn’t have the pace to beat the man, so I’ve looked up and seen the keeper off his line”, Shrewsbury Town midfielder Carl Winchester said on almost scoring a wonder strike

Despite Shrewsbury Town not scoring a goal in September, Carl Winchester almost grabbed a goal-of-the-season contender on Saturday.

Salop drew 0-0 to Charlton but were extremely unlucky not to have got a goal.

And in an attempt to end their goal drought, Winchester tried the spectacular from the halfway line.

Speaking about his effort, the versatile 30-year-old, nicknamed ‘Winniesta’ at Sunderland, said:

“I knew I probably didn’t have the pace to beat the man, so I looked up, and I’ve seen the keeper off his line.

“I just thought ‘I’m going to have it’. I caught it really nice and thought it had a chance. I was looking at it thinking, ‘this is in, this is in,’ but look, I haven’t seen it back, but from what I recall, it was an unbelievable save.

“My heart was in my mouth, and I was thinking ‘just please go in’, but it’s just one of those things. It’s not going for us at the minute.

“I think I would’ve just walked off the pitch if that had gone in!”

The former Cheltenham Town and FGR man has played in a couple of different positions this season, but this doesn’t faze him:

“I’ll play anywhere the manager wants me to play. I’ll always do a job for the team.

“Everyone’s in the same boat as me; we all want to play and do well for the team, so I’m just happy to do well for the team, really.”

Carl Winchester has been an ever-present for Salop this season.

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