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Paul Hurst Post Gillingham

2 September 2017

Town boss reflects on the trip to Gillingham

Shrewsbury Town Manager Paul Hurst wasn’t overly pleased with his sides’ performance but was pleased to pick up another three points.

Two first-half goals were enough to give Town their fourth win of the season.

Town had to work hard in the second half, but Paul’s side worked hard to grind out the result.

“The result is very pleasing, the performance not, but we’ve won our last two games without me being happy with how we’ve played”, Hurst told the press.

“I’m not completely happy, but ultimately it’s nice to have that journey with three points. At 2-0 up I don’t feel comfortable in the slightest.

“Our back four started the game as if they’d never played each other, but when we did start playing like we can we created one or two chances.

“Craig had too many saes to make in the first half. In the second he didn’t have too much to do, but they pushed us back with long balls and set-plays and we had to defend today.”

Both Carlton Morris and Alex Rodman grabbed their second goals of the season and Hurst was pleased for them.

“I think Carlton could have had one just prior to scoring”, Paul said.

“He looked a threat and then got his goal. I’m pleased for him because he should have had one last week.

“He just felt his hamstring in the second half, so we didn’t want to take any chances. It’s the same one that he tore last season, so we wanted him off as soon as possible.

“The second one sees the two wide players combine again. Shaun looked a real threat first half and Alex came into the game in that first half as well.”

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