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“I think their player then rugby tackled Wini [Carl Winchester]” – Taylor Perry’s thoughts on Shrewsburys’ bizarre game against Cambridge United

Taylor Perry spoke to the press following his 88th minute equaliser against Cambridge United in order to help his team rescue a point for Shrewsbury Town.

Shrewsbury found themselves 1-0 down in the 69th minute and whilst the it looked like the Salops were down and out, it would be Taylor Perry who came out on top of a scramble between himself and the defenders to put it into the bottom left-hand corner.

The midfielder scored his second goal of the season with his first coming in the Carabao Cup against Leeds. After the game, Perry was asked about his goal and the team’s performance. 

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Perry also spoke about the difficulty of going to Cambridge and his past experiences there as he mentions that “It’s always a tough place to come to, I remember coming here last year and it was tough.”

Furthermore, Perry talked about the professionalism you have to show when playing as he said “we had to just stick to our principles, play the game plan we’ve been working on all week and luckily it paid off today.”

Perry also talked about how proud he is of the team even though they didn’t win, “It’s not three points obviously but it’s a step in the right direction for us.” 

Taylor also expressed his disappointment on the goal Shrewsbury conceded, “Obviously, from our point of view we’re very disappointed with the goal, it’s something we can avoid really.” 

Shrewsbury fans have only kept 4 clean sheets this season and Perry didn’t shy away from his annoyance on the goal when he said, “he’s dribbled past a few of our players, and we needed to put a tackle in so we’re very disappointed about that as we thought that the whole performance all round deserved a clean sheet.” 

Perry also had his own personal thoughts on the teams build up to the equaliser, “I think when you go 1-0 down it’s never over until the final whistle so that’s something we’ve got, we’ve got good spirit, players who can change games and obviously the subs who came on too who brought energy.” 

However Perry showed his motivation towards climbing up the League One table following up with this, “We never give up, we never die, we always fight till the last minute.”

Taylor explained how his goal also came about “I went down the line, put the ball in, I think it was aiming for Dan Udoh and obviously Dan flicked it on, he scrambled in the box, I think their player then rugby tackled Wini [Carl Winchester] so I thought he was going to give a penalty, but then the ball just landed to me and luckily I was in the right place at the right time to score”, as it would also be the goal to rescue a point for the Salop.

Perry also talked on whether he thought he’d play after getting injured vs Northampton, “I came off last week because I felt some pain in my groin, so I was unable to continue meaning I had to come off.”

Shrewsbury fans will be happy with Perry and his work towards full recovery as for the game on Saturday he said he has “Getting myself right, trying to be available today because I want to try and play every game I can and be available.”

Perry has been picking up form since the start of the season, now himself and Shrewsbury now look forward to a game against Derby County this Saturday as they look to record their first win against County for the first time since 2011.

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