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Paul Hurst Post Blackburn Rovers

23 September 2017

Gaffer looks back on game against Rovers

Shrewsbury Town Paul Hurst was in a positive mood after Town drew one-all with Blackburn Rovers.

Town probably could have won the game and had many of the better chances, but Paul was quick to point out the positives and spoke about how far the team had come.

“I enjoyed the game”, Hurst told the Press.

“It’s perhaps a sign of how far we come because I’ve got a dressing room in there that feel as though they’ve been beat. I think for large parts we more than matched Blackburn.

“Obviously, their subs had a bit of an impact and they had a good spell at the start of the second half., but ultimately Stef’s chance was a big one and we need to get that bit more of a cushion in the game to help them save their legs slightly.

“Forget what league position they are currently in, we played a good team there and more than held our own, so it’s another day where there’s very promising signs.”

It was an exciting game for the 8202 fans who attended and Paul once again praised his sides energy and enthusiasm.

“I just like the energy and the honesty of the team.
 
“If anything we are slightly naïve and it was a bit like a cup tie at times, but when you are 1-0 up it’s a balance between not being so defensive that you don’t commit men forward, but you don’t become stretched.

“Maybe we slightly get it wrong at times, but the enthusiasm is absolutely fantastic and we’ve got an honest group of players that I’m enjoying being manager of – I just hope that can continue.”

Today’s draw means that Town have now taken four points from games against pre-season favourites Wigan and Blackburn, something Paul is pleased about.

“I think we’d have been jumping for joy for that”, Hurst admitted.

“Every day a game comes round it’s about what happens on the day, but I do feel if we can keep churning performances out like that we will be very healthy in terms of our point’s totals against teams.

“There’s a lot of tired legs towards the end and I think we had one or two with cramp, so we will have to dust ourselves down and get ready for what will be a tough game against Doncaster.

“So that’s the next game, but I saw that Exeter had been beat, so in terms of the Football league we are the last team unbeaten and that’s an achievement in itself.”


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