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John Askey Post Charlton Athletic

11 August 2018


John Askey Post Charlton Athletic

11 August 2018

Gaffer reflects on Charlton Athletic result

Shrewsbury Town fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Charlton Athletic, in Town’s first away game of the season.

Despite a late equaliser from Lenell John-Lewis, Town couldn’t hold on for the deserved point and left The Valley empty handed.

Despite the result, John Askey was pleased with his team’s performance and hopes to see Town bounce back against Burton.

“It was much improved from Saturday,” the gaffer said. “I was pleased with the performance. Obviously, I wasn’t pleased with the result.

“The two goals, we could have avoided. When you don’t get that initial first goal, it’s always going to happen.

“I thought throughout the game we created chances and arguably, the better team on the day. It’s about scoring goals, but that hasn’t happened for us.

“The performance was much improved, so I was pleased with that side of it.”

Askey feels his side could have done more to avert the winning goal, which ensured Town left empty handed.

“When you have got it in the corner, there is no way you should get the cross in,” Askey told Shrewsweb.

“There is no way the man should get across. I’m disappointed because the game was over.

“Lenell came on and gave us the energy that he always brings, he worked his socks off. I was really pleased for him to get that goal.

“There was a lot of good performances today, considering we are a team that haven’t really played together.

“The three in midfield did well, Gilliead and Shaun caused them problems. Again, with the back four having not played together, I thought they looked sound for the majority of the game.

“A lot of positives but disappointed with the result.”

Town have the chance to bounce back immediately, as Burton Albion travel to the Montgomery Waters Meadow on Tuesday for the Carabao Cup tie.

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