Jamie Shackleton: It was a good performance to finish off pre-season

Midfielder on Pacos Ferreira win.

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Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton spoke to LUTV following Saturday’s pre-season win over Pacos Ferreira.

The Whites came from behind to defeat the Portuguese side 3-1 at Thorp Arch, thanks to efforts from Pascal Struijk, Pablo Hernandez and Helder Costa.

It was a final run out for Leeds ahead of next weeks opening Premier League game with Liverpool and Shackleton gave his verdict on the game and the off-season.

“It was a good performance to finish off pre-season,” said Shackleton.

“Particularly in the second half we improved the things we didn’t do so well in the first half and we finished strong and that’s where we want to carry on next week.

“Myself and all of the lads are feeling fit, at the end of the game we were bang at it and our fitness showed in the last minutes of that game and everyone is feeling well.

“There were a few great team goals, we have seen a lot of that in the last two seasons and hopefully in the next few weeks there will be a few more of them.

“Pre-season has been tough as it should be, it’s been a bit different with the layout and a bit of a shorter one due to Covid-19, but we’ve all adapted really well and we’re ready to go next week.

“It’s kicked in we are a Premier League team and we’re going to start the season with one of the biggest challenges of the lot, but that’s exactly what we want, we want to play against and prove ourselves against the top teams in the world.”

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