Shrewsbury defender relishes Tykes task

Shrewsbury defender Luke Waterfall has revealed his side are relishing their task this Good Friday as they visit high-flying Barnsley.

The Shrews were challenging for the top two themselves 12 months ago, but after a tough season they’re still looking for the points that will give them safety in League One.

Waterfall, who joined Salop from Lincoln City in August, believes their recent run of form can see them over the line in the protracted and dangerous relegation battle.

“It was a very good away performance last time out,” he told the Shrews official site. “The last couple of away games have been really good. The two 2-0 wins have been really pleasing. We all know what our away record has been like this year.”

“It’s pleasing to get back on track with the clean sheets. You can’t ask for much more than that. There is no easy games in this league but I thought we were solid. I thought we restricted them to very little.”

With six points between them and the bottom four, safety is already looking assured but a win against Daniel Stendel’s side could rubber-stamp third-tier football for the Shrews. Waterfall says these are the games all footballers want to play in.

“The lads’ spirits are up and we now have a great game to look forward to. It’s one of the best games on the fixture list. It’s a big club and it’s always nice to go and play against good teams.”

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Waterfall has done well since leaving Lincoln City, he’s proven himself to be commanding in the air, both at the back and going forward.

As his former club look to join Salop in League One, he’s hoping to lead his current side to safety and set up a mouth-watering return to Sincil Bank next season.

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