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20 February 2020

But midfielder says the strength of competition in League One has surprised him

Jon Nolan says promotion is in Town’s own hands but concedes that League One is far stronger this season than when he played in it two years ago.

The midfielder was an integral part of the Shrewsbury side that lost to Rotherham in the Play-Off final in 2018 before he joined Blues three months later.

“I said at the end of last season that with the squad we’ve got, we should have enough to go up and I still think that,” Jon told the Club website.

“I’d say there are definitely stronger teams in the league this year than when I was at Shrewsbury though.

“That season, it was only Wigan and Blackburn you looked at and said ‘they will go up’. You look at it this season, five, six, seven, eight teams. That has surprised me. There are no runaway leaders. It’s a very competitive league this year.

“Home games are going to be massive for us and when you look at the number we have, you think it’s an advantage to us.

“It’s in our own hands. We’ve got the ability. We are playing the teams that are around us at home so if we win, we take three points off them as well. It’s down to us.”

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