Assistant Manager looks ahead to the Checkatrade Trophy
Shrewsbury Town’s Assistant Manager Chris Doig wants Town to keep their winning momentum when they face West Bromwich Albion Under-21s.
Town are currently unbeaten in 11 league games and also beat Coventry in the first game in this competition.
Doig believes that winning becomes a habit and is taking this game as seriously as any other.
“We welcome all games”, Chris told the Press.
“It gives the lads another opportunity to try get a win and whatever the competition is we take it seriously.
“We want to create a winning culture here, which so far so good and we want to continue that, so it gives us another chance to do that.”
With the international break in the Premier League it is expected that West Brom may include a handful of first-team players in tomorrow night’s squad, but Chris is looking forward to the test.
“I watched them Friday night”, Doig said.
“We’re pretty aware of how they play, but it’s hard to prepare for it because if they play the five senior players that we think they will do then we don’t know what positions they will be.
“But, you can concentrate too much on the opposition. We will go into the game focussing on ourselves, making sure our performance levels are what we want and if we do that we give ourselves a chance of winning the game.”
Town are likely to make a few changes themselves and Doig wants players to put their hands-up for future selection.
“It’s a squad game”, Chris said.
“We want a group of players that all want to play. It’s not always going to be the case, but when you’re not in the team, go and show us that you should be in the team.
“It creates competition. It keeps the lads that are playing maintaining their levels, knowing that if they don’t someone else will take their place, so it’s a great opportunity for some to do that.”