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Shan: We need to believe

JAMES Shan said that his young Baggies side need to believe they can get a result when they take on Shrewsbury Town tonight.

The Shrews are currently top of SkyBet League One and are yet to lose in the league this season, and Paul Hurst’s men also won their opening Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group E game against Coventry. 

“I know that Shrewsbury are having a fantastic time with their results at the moment,” said James.

“Physically they’re good, and one outstanding thing that they do is hit teams on the counter attack. They’re a threat and a difficulty in both areas of the pitch - they score goals and don’t concede many.

“It will be a similar team for us to what’s been playing in the Premier League 2 and the previous Checkatrade Trophy game. We’ve got a young squad but one of the positive things is that we’ve got a settled squad.

“I think the game plan will be very similar to the Walsall match, in terms of the level of opposition we’ll be facing.

“The biggest thing we’ve learned from that game would be how to deal with momentum. We had some really good moments in the first half, scored at the perfect time and then we had a tough 20 minutes and couldn’t deal with it. 

“It’s going to be a difficult task. But saying that, we can take a great sense of pride from the Walsall game and hopefully some belief as well."

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