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BBM Pre-Shrewsbury Town

23 October 2020

Manager Brian Barry-Murphy reflects on Tuesday night’s win over Burton Albion and looks ahead to Saturday’s League One fixture against Shrewsbury Town, in his latest interview…

“We’re no different to anyone else in terms of when we get a victory like that it makes everybody feel amazing,” said BBM.

“The atmosphere at the end of the game was incredible and testament to all the hard work that the guys have been doing. Over a long period of time our lads have been working incredibly hard, and, with the staff, we very much one unit. There are no staff and players or we see things separately, we are very much are all together and working towards improving every single day.

“And to be honest, I feel very, very lucky to be surrounded by the staff and players that we’ve got here. Every day is a real privilege to be involved in and we’re very excited about moving forward.”

He continued: “It [the three points] gives added substance to what we believe we’re doing, in terms of the overall Club. The lads are putting in so much effort that I always feel as if I want to give them that sense of joy at the end of that night, that I feel they deserve for the efforts we’re putting in.

“Overall, the application and our work since we came back in since the very start of August has been exemplary and physically we’re seeing real improvements in the speed of our squad and our overall numbers are outstanding. Some individual performances within that are of the like we’ve not seen before, so that’s really good and very exciting to push the boundaries of what we think we can achieve. It makes everything that we’re doing worthwhile.”

On Saturday’s game at the Montgomery Waters Meadow, the Boss commented: “We’ve had some very close games over the last couple of games. But like I’ve said previously, I don’t want to get involved in speaking too much about the opposition, because we’re very intently focused on ourselves.

“There’s going to be loads of diversity this season in terms of fixtures, injuries or losing games, but we’re fully focused on the overall processes of the way we work and there’s a constant effort to improve every single part of that, and the lads are doing that to a tee at the moment.

“It’s very important for myself and for the whole group that we don’t get distracted by the final score in certain games and that we remain totally focused on the way we’re working and the way we want to do things.”

And BBM confirmed that while he is hopeful of having Captain Eoghan O’Connell back for the weekend, Paul McShane will again miss out through injury, as well long-term absentees Kwadwo Baah and Stephen Humphrys.

“Paul McShane is 2 or 3 weeks away from returning. He’s on very similar time scale to Kwadwo Baah and Stephen Humphrys, although Kwadwo might be slightly ahead of the other two in terms of where he’s at physically.”

Click HERE to watch an interview with Humphrys and Baah, who are stepping up their return.

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