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Paul Hurst Pre Peterborough United

26 October 2017

Gaffer looks ahead to trip to the ABAX Stadium

Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst is expecting a very tough game when Town travel to Peterborough on Saturday.

The Posh are currently on five match winless run in League One, but prior to that they had been flying with Grant McCann picking up the League One Manager of the Month Award for August.

Earlier this season they beat Wigan and Paul knows that when they are at their best they are a match for anyone in the league.

“It’s a tough game”, Hurst told ShrewsWeb.

“Their recent results aren’t great, but I think they’ve got some very good players. They are a very dangerous side, good in possession, make the pitch big, they’ve got some very individuals within the team and that, I think, has been a trend over the last couple of seasons.

“They look like the sort of team that could score four, five, six, on their day and it just depends on how we cope with what they offer. I think going the other way we can cause some problems for them, but the game will be a lot tougher than what recent form suggests.

“They started the season very well in terms of getting results. They beat Wigan and we know how good a side Wigan are, so we know they are capable and they will know we are as well, so I’d expect a good game of football.

“I think it will be two good teams that will try and pass the ball, but we’ve got to be disciplined in our performance if we are going to get a good result.”  

Town’s current form means that every side they face at the moment are going into games with the hope that they can be the first team to beat Shrewsbury this season and Paul expects Peterborough to be of the same mind-set.

“Everyone’s team talk when they come up against us must be very easy at the minute

“They are going to say that ‘They have to beaten at some point, why don’t we be the first ones to do it?’, so I’m sure they will be fired up for the game and they be wanting to get the result.

“The performances that I’ve seen from them have certainly not be bad, but sometimes when you are on a bad run you feel like you can’t get out of it and we’ve got to try and take advantage of that if there’s any chink there.”

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