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Paul Hurst Pre Bristol Rovers

16 October 2017

Gaffer looks ahead to Tuesday night's game against Bristol Rovers

Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst will be looking to make it six wins from seven home games when Town face Bristol Rovers tomorrow.

Town dropped down to second on goal difference after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Plymouth, whilst Rovers currently sit 13th.

Hurst has faced Darrell Clarke’s sides a number of times in the past and he is expecting the unexpected.

“Darrell has been one in the past that has happily changed his team round”, Paul told the Press.  

“Even if they’ve had some good results he will change for each individual game. He’s got a squad that are more than capable and formation wise he’s always been quite flexible.

“We know how they’ve been playing recently, but I’m not going into it set in my mind that that’s the way they will go.

“They are a team that have had some good results and some not so good, but overall I think they are a team that will be hoping to be challenging for the play-offs come next May.”

Bristol Rovers have had an up and down start to the season, but they recently hit Northampton for six and Paul was very impressed with that performant.

“I got in touch with Darrell to say what a good result that was and he said it was one those days when everything went in, but from watching it I think they could even have had a couple more, said Hurst.

“Then they’ve had a narrow defeat to Oxford, who are on a very good result themselves, but I’ve watched that game and it was a good game between two good sides, so I don’t think they will be too down about it.

“They will be coming to get one over us, but we are at home and we will be trying to get back playing some of our best football back on home soil.”  

Town’s home form has been sensational so far this season and Hurst is looking for that to continue.

“Our form at home has been good since I arrived at the club and we are hoping to extend that”

“Every game is really difficult in this league. I think last weekend’s results highlighted that, ours to a degree, but also other fancied teams were beaten by so-called lesser teams.

“It’s a bit of a cliché, but I think genuinely in our league everyone can be everyone and whoever’s at their best tomorrow will hopefully get the points and from our point of view we hope that it’s us.”


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