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Watch | James Shea reflects on clean sheet and a point against Bournemouth

Shea spoke pitchside following the point against Bournemouth...

20 December 2020

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Goalkeeper James Shea has said he is taking every game as it comes after keeping a third clean sheet in four matches following the 0-0 draw against high-flying Bournemouth yesterday.

Shea has deputised in place of Simon Sluga since his injury against Cardiff City and has been in fantastic form, conceding just two goals in the last six matches.

The latest of his fine showings in-between the sticks came against the second place Cherries, who were nullified by a terrific team performance at Kenilworth Road.

“We’ll take it, take it all day long. These lot have been scoring for fun lately so a clean sheet against this lot is a good day at work if I’m honest. Didn’t have too much to do, the back five in front of me were brilliant and midfield were brilliant.

“It was a great team performance and I thought we looked solid to be fair. We didn’t really give them any chances, any clear-cut or anything like that, so it was a collective clean sheet today.”

After taking four points from the current two top teams in the league – Norwich City and Bournemouth – Shea admitted results such as those shows how far the club has come in a short space of time.

“They are the best two teams in the league, especially the three teams that came down are going to be right up there come the end of the season.

“To take some points off Norwich and now Bournemouth today shows how far we have come as a club and it’s not little old Luton no more, we are a good Championship team.

“We deserve to be where we are, we play the right way, we’ve got good players, good team spirit and the table doesn’t lie.”

And since being back in the team, the 29-year-old hopes his run in goal continues, despite Simon Sluga now being back in contention.

“Listen I want to play. I want to play as many games as I can. Si starts here and Si has been brilliant all year since he’s been in the team, he has been absolutely class.

“It was a shame what happened to his shoulder, he needed to get that right and thankfully he has got it right now. It gives me a chance to get some games and I just want to play, show what I can do.

“Slugs is back and Slugs wants to play, of course, he’s a Croatian international. He wants to play and as long as I’m in, just keep trying to do my job and stay in as long as I can really.”

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