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Reaction: Duff on Shrewsbury

23 July 2019

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Reaction: Duff on Shrewsbury

23 July 2019

The Robins 2-2 draw with Shrewsbury Town at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium was another key run out when it comes to fitness, believes boss Michael Duff.

Many of the squad completed the full 90 minutes against League One opponents on a warm night that saw Tahvon Campbell secure a brace.

Shaun Whalley's opener had put Shrewsbury in front, but Campbell struck two times before Abo Eisa ensured the visitors would secure a draw with a late finish in the second period.

Duff was happy his side managed to get through the contest ahead of a final home friendly this coming Saturday.

"It was a difficult one tonight because it's been a boiling hot day, it's muggy, and I think today you saw how much Leicester took out of the legs," Duff said.

"I'm pleased that we got through it. I think the lads will be better for the Saturday-Tuesday. During the season they're going to have to do Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday so today was more about fitness more than anything else.

"We know we can be better with the ball. We were a little bit sloppy at times - a little bit lethargic. It's the first time they've done that sort of volume - it's gone up quite sharply.

"The Leicester game really did take it out of their legs. To get a result - it's always pleasing never to get beaten."

Watch more from Duff's post-match interview above on iFollow.

Next up for his side is a game against the team he managed ahead of his move to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium, Burnley under-23s.

Tickets for that match are available to buy now online here. Kick-off on Saturday is at 3pm.

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