Fleetwood Town midfielder is wary of Shrewsbury Town's threat

Callum Camps is ready for a tough battle when Fleetwood Town meet Shrewsbury Town this afternoon.

Saturday, 6th March 2021, 12:30 pm

Town go into the game after a win over Lincoln City in midweek while the Shrews drew with AFC Wimbledon.

Only two points separate the sides but the hosts do have three games in hand on Simon Grayson’s men.

Shrewsbury boss Steve Cotterill won’t be in attendance this afternoon due to Covid-pneumonia but Camps has been impressed with the new manager since he took charge in November.

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Callum Camps scored his first goal since November in midweek Picture: Stephen Buckley/PRiME Media Images Limited
Callum Camps scored his first goal since November in midweek Picture: Stephen Buckley/PRiME Media Images Limited

He said: “They’ve had a few good results since the new management has gone in.

“I know one of the coaches, Aaron Wilbraham, who was at Rochdale last season.

“He’s been standing in for the manager and it’ll be good to see him.

“We beat them earlier on in the season but that was when they were on a bad run.

“They’ve been one of the form teams in the division over the last few months so it will be a tough battle.”

Camps’ goal against Lincoln ended a 19-game run without finding the net, stretching back to November, but he has had to adapt his style slightly of late.

Under former head coach Joey Barton, Town generally played with just one striker whereas Simon Grayson has played three at the back and two up front.

Although there is still scope for him to get forward as before, Camps feels adjustments can also be made to ensure he has a bigger impact on games.

He said: “Both of them – in the last few games where Ged Garner and Kyle Vassell have played – like coming to feet, so it does give me some space to run in behind every now and then.

“Playing in a three (in midfield) with Jordan Rossiter and Dan Batty, it’s been easy to get on the ball.

“In the last few games I feel like I’ve just been standing up there, trying to get the goals in further up the pitch.

“They hold the ball up well and get the wing-backs involved, which allows me to get to the box and get on the end of things.

“I’ve spoken to a few of the coaches and they’ve said to pick my times and not to be too far up the pitch trying to get in behind.

“If you’re doing that, then the opposition know what you want to do so it’s quite predictable that way.

“I’ve just tried to stay behind the ball and get on the ball and have more touches, link up with the other players in the midfield.

“Then, like the other day, when we do break forward and I do make the box, there isn’t really anyone tracking me and I can score.”

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