Captain Matt Richards today reflected on Shrewsbury Town’s encouraging start to the League One campaign and declared: “Our best is yet to come.”
Town broke their victory duck at the second attempt with a 1-0 victory over Preston on Tuesday and were unfortunate to be beaten by the same scoreline at Sheffield United on Saturday.
Richards believes his side can take plenty of heart from those displays against two of the pre-season title favourites.
But he is also confident the team’s displays can improve still further over the coming weeks.
“We have acquitted ourselves well so far,” said the 27-year-old.
“We were a bit unfortunate on Saturday with hitting the post and having a goal disallowed for offside.
“Tuesday was a solid performance and a good clean sheet and there is certainly plenty of build on.
“I think there is still a lot more to come from us. We are quite pleased with the way we have played but there are a few things here we can improve on.
“We’ve got more than enough to compete in this league and we’ve shown in the last couple of games we can play very well against the so-called favourites.”
Town’s attentions now turn to Saturday’s home clash with early-season pacesetters Tranmere.
And Richards, who despite being captain and last year’s comprehensive winner of the player-of-the-year awards concedes he cannot take his place in the team for granted, admitting maintaining an unbeaten record which now stretches to 33 games is a huge motivating factor for the squad.
“The record speaks for itself and we are not prepared to give it up any time soon so we will fight for it in every game,” he added.
Meanwhile, Town supporters will have the chance to put their questions to boss Graham Turner at a special fans’ forum tonight.
The event gets under way at the Greenhous Meadow at 7.30pm with doors opening 30 minutes earlier. Admission is free.