Temporary boss talks to the press ahead of the Blades gameShrewsbury Town’s Temporary Manager Danny Coyne has spoken about the importance of keeping to the game plan when they take on Sheffield United on Tuesday night.
Town were unlucky to lose 3-2 to Walsall on Saturday, while Sheffield United beat Port Vale 4-0.
Danny and the staff have looked back on Saturday’s game, but admits that it’s important to move on quickly and start turning things round.
“We’ve looked at everything this morning, gone over it again, looked at the things we can improve on and looked at the positives as well,” Danny told the press.
“It’s just nice to get another game on a Tuesday straight after the Saturday game to try and move on as quickly as possible.
“If you start crying over spilt milk you’ve got no chance. There’s 30-odd games of the season remaining, the lads are a good squad, they are a great bunch of lads, there not getting the rub of the green at the minute, but that’s just the way that football happens.
“You’ve got to turn it around and the only people who can turn it around are us as a squad, as a staff and as a club, and that is what we are looking to do.”
Sheffield United current sit 5th in League One with a game in hand, but Coyne admits that it’s a game his side should relish.
“It’s a great game to play in, that’s how I look at it,” said Coyne.
“It’s a great stage, the pitch is fantastic, it’s a home game, we are all looking forward to it, and we’re looking at starting to put things right that we have been doing wrong.
“It would be nice if as a club we could get behind all the players, because sometimes it’s hard when you are down there and things are going against you.
“We’ve got things that we want to do in the game, a pattern of the way we want to play, we’ve worked on it, we know what we are doing and that’s how we are going to be.
“We are going to stick to what we believe will get us higher up the table and if the supporters get behind that then brilliant.”
“They are one of the biggest teams in the League,” expressed Danny.
“I finished my career there as a player so I know what the club is all about, it’s a huge club with a huge fan base.
“They’ve got a really experienced squad with some top quality players so you expect them to be where they are, but it’s about what we do, you are aware of the other team obviously, but everything we do is about us.
“We’ve got a way now that we like to play, hopefully the lads know their jobs, they are doing what we’ve asked them to do more consistently and hopefully tomorrow we can nail that down.”
Adam El-Abd went off with a groin problem on Saturday and Danny admitted that he remains a doubt.
“I think at the minute we will assess Adam El-Abd tomorrow,” said Danny.
“Leitch-Smith has got a bit of a knock from training so we will have a look at him tomorrow as well and obviously Shaun Whalley is in the same position, but that is about it.
“Ryan McGivern will be suspended for the game tomorrow night as well, so he won’t be available for that.”