Doig looks back on Checkatrade Trophy win
Shrewsbury Town Assistant Manager Chris Doig was pleased to pick up another victory in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Town comfortably saw off a young West Bromwich Albion side, with Lenell John-Lewis, Carlton Morris and Louis Dodds grabbing the goals.
The result means that Town top their group in the competition and Chris was happy with the performance.
“It was a professional performance”, said Doig.
“The lads showed a good attitude and worked very hard. It wasn’t an easy game from the fact that they had everyone behind the ball, but I think once the first goal goes in the lads are on the way.”
Louis Dodds grabbed his first goal of the season and Doig was impressed by his performance.
“It was typical Doddsy really – a super finish”, Chris said.
“He had some good play tonight, some good passes. He just sees things that a lot of people don’t.
“I was pleased for him to get that goal. He’s one that hasn’t had as many minutes as he would like, but his attitude throughout has been fantastic and he’s a great member to have as part of the squad.
Joe Riley also impressed, setting up the first couple of goals as he played at left-back.
“He did very well”, Doig continued.
“He had a lot going forward. He showed a good attitude and a good work ethic and it was nice to get him 90 minutes as well.
“With Christos playing right-back, he filled in at left-back and I thought he adapted very well and was comfortable throughout.
The game also completed a dream 24-hours for Christos Shelis who signed his first pro-deal yesterday before making his first-team debut. Doig believes there’s more to come from the young Cypriot.
“You’d have thought he’d have played many more games”, said Chris.
“The biggest compliment I can pay him is that I’m not surprised in the slightest by how well he has done.
“I’ve known Christos for a while now. He’s a very good talent, one we are lucky to have and if he keeps his feet on the ground then he’s potentially got a future in the game.”