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Ben Godfrey anticipating Wembley 'buzz'

5 April 2018

Ben Godfrey says Sunday's Checkatrade Final clash with Lincoln City at Wembley (3pm) is just reward for the efforts of all at Shrewsbury Town throughout the 2017-18 season.

The 20-year-old City midfielder joined the Shropshire outfit on a loan deal in August, linking up with fellow Canary Carlton Morris who had completed a temporary switch there during pre-season.

Both have gone to play a key role in a highly impressive campaign for Salop so far, with Paul Hurst's men currently second in Sky Bet League One with six games remaining.

"We're really looking forward to it, having worked hard all season," Godfrey told canaries.co.uk.

"We're a competitive bunch of lads so any chance of silverware, we're going to grab it. It's going to be a good day, with the atmosphere of Wembley.

"Some of us have never played there so there's a buzz around the training ground. All the lads are excited for it. 

"This weekend will be up there for me, but there will be bigger games in the weeks to come with what we're trying to do in the league."

Godfrey returned from a minor hamstring injury against Rochdale on Good Friday, before backing that appearance up with another 90 minutes on Easter Monday.

"It was horrible to be fair, being sidelined," he explained.

"Even though it was only a week, I was itching to get back out there. I missed two games and the staff at Shrewsbury did a really good job with me to get me up to speed.

"I feel fit, feel 100 per cent and can't wait. Coming out on loan, and to be fighting for promotion to the Championship and playing in some massive games, has been unbelievable.

"It's been a loan I'll never forget and I've been really fortunate to be a part of it."

While the opportunity to lift a trophy at England's showpiece stadium is this weekend's focus, the former York youngster's sights are also set on further success in Sky Bet League One. 

"The league campaign has been our main priority," Godfrey outlined.

"To win our last league game before Sunday was massive. We're relying on other results a bit but we'll just focus on ourselves.

"We'll take it game by game and see where we end up. We're all together and you need that togetherness in this league.

"You have to fight to get results. We've got the perfect balance and it's taken us a long way."


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