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Davies Delighted With Clean Sheet and Three Points

18 January 2016

Reds goalkeeper Adam Davies quite literally had a hand in Barnsley's 3-0 win over Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

The Barnsley number one denied Shrewsbury Town from the spot with a good stop low to his right, moments before getting a strong right-hand to a Nathaniel Knight-Percival header to make a wonderful save before the break.

"It was about time!" said Davies of the clean sheet. "We've waited a long time and I'm really happy. I really enjoyed that. It was a good win for us. We played well in the first half, kept them out in the second and got the clean sheet and the win.

"We had really good spells on the ball, we knew they would come at us in the second half and we held our own. We got the third goal and that killed the game off.

"We defended well. We had a tight, compact shape and it was hard for them to break us down. I don't think I had much to do in the second half and that was down to the defenders."

Speaking of the two key saves, Davies added, "I kind of had an idea where he (Mangan) was going to go by the way he was shaping up to hit it. The second save was just a reaction one, really, so I was happy with it.

"There were a few things that happened before that we could have stopped, but I'm there to make the saves.

"I feel like it's been coming (the clean sheet). We've been working hard in this training week. I had a good feeling I'd get one, so hopefully there are many more to come!"

Not only did Davies make two crucial stops, his goal-kick landed in Sam Winnall's path for the opening goal as Barnsley cruised to a 3-0 win over the Shropshire side to make it three league wins on the spin.

"I thought they were really high so I thought 'I can get it in behind here,' so I hit it as hard as I could," continued Davies. "Then I saw Sam run onto it and score, so that was nice.

"We're unbeaten in the New Year and we're looking forward. Hopefully we can climb up the league."

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