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Abu Ogogo post Bradford

10 October 2016

Midfielder talks to the press after the game against Bradford

Shrewsbury Town midfielder Abu Ogogo was disappointed not to get at least a point after Town’s 2-0 defeat to Bradford on Saturday.
Bradford took the lead through a sloppy goal in the first half, but Town responded well in the second, before a late penality sealed their fate.
Ogogo felt Town deserved more from the game.
“I’m a little bit disappointed. Second half I thought we were the better side. First half we showed them a little bit too much respect. It’s a horrible goal to concede. It came from our free kick and that should never happen. We huffed and puffed, but we had no clear cut chances apart from about 20 minutes in the second half when they were moaning with each other, the crowd was a bit agitated. Sarcevic hit a great shot that just went over and we were unfortunate not to get a goal.”

Town will now head to near neighbours Walsall on Saturday and Ogogo admits that it’s important Town start getting results.
“We’ve got another game on Saturday and then Tuesday after that. It’s still early in the season, 12 games gone, so although it’s disappointing the boys just have to keep going. I’m concerned, but not overly concerned. Like I said it’s still early doors, but we can’t keep coming off the pitch after a Saturday and say ‘Oh it was unfortunate, it was unlucky’, we need to start getting results as soon as possible.”

Saturday’s game was the first game Town have played since Micky Mellon left the club on Thursday and Ogogo, who was signed by Mellon in the summer of 2015, admitted he was sad to see Mellon leave the club.
“The boys feel like we let him down. Obviously he’s the manager, he makes the decisions, but we are the ones that go on the pitch and obviously didn’t get enough results. He takes the brunt of it. He’s a great manager and he brought me here, so hopefully he does well in the future.”

Danny Coyne took temporary charge on Saturday and Ogogo said that it had been enjoyable working under the former Wales ‘keeper.
“Obviously he’s the goalkeeping coach, but he’s come in and training has been fun over the last few days. He’s tried to keep the boys optimistic. He’s said publically that he doesn’t want the job full time, so we’ve just got to keep trying to keep the spirits high, have fun and do our best on Saturday.”

Speculation now starts as to who will take over from Micky Mellon as Shrewsbury Town boss and Abs admitted that the players have talked about the possible options.
“Obviously there’s speculation about which manager is coming in, but as players we can’t really think about that too much because it’s up to the chairman and people upstairs who they appoint. It’s only natural to talk about it. Players have got good relationships with some managers and not so good with other managers. It’s only normal for the boys to talk between themselves about who they want to come in. But, all we can do is keep training hard and concentrate on matches.”

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