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“It wasn’t the best day at the office”

16 September 2012

Luke Summerfield reflects on disappointing Scunthorpe game

By Matt Johnson


Shrewsbury Town saw their long-standing unbeaten home run end at the hands of Scunthorpe and speaking to ShrewsWeb post-match, midfielder Luke Summerfield revealed his devastation with the outcome.


The previous Greenhous Meadow defeat came way back in March 2011 against Bury up until Leon Clarke’s header drove a dagger into Salopian hearts and confounded Town’s indifferent start to life in League One.


“It wasn’t the best day at the office for us,” said Summerfield. “They created us problems all over the park and we didn’t cause them enough problems. We know how we can play and we didn’t play to our full potential, but it was a shame to lose the home run that has been going a while. We lost an early goal which killed the momentum a bit and we just couldn’t get going. We created a couple of chances but not nearly enough in the game to trouble them.


“The boys gave it all they’ve got and we didn’t have the rub of the green. If one of our chances goes in then it’s a different game but it was one of those bad days. We know in the changing rooms after the game that at least the games are coming thick and fast and we want to stay positive, because we know if we carry on doing the things we know we can do then we’ll be alright in this league.”


Despite the setback, Summerfield is keen to stay focused and switch his attention to Tuesday’s match-up with Coventry – a match he hopes will bare three-point fruit, especially after the loss of the unbeaten home record.


“The games are coming thick and fast and it’s a bit of a blessing now without having a whole week to reflect on the loss of the home run. We’ve got to get our heads back on for Tuesday and be massively positive because we know how well we played pre-season and the first few games of this season.


“We feel from the start of the season that we haven’t got enough points that we’ve warranted and we feel like we’ve played well enough in the previous games to get more points than we have. We’re on a little bit of a sticky patch at the moment, but hopefully Tuesday we’ll turn that around and get three points.”


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