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John Askey Post Luton Town

25 August 2018

Gaffer reflects on Town's narrow defeat to Luton Town.

Shrewsbury Town fell to defeat at the hands of Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

Goals from Lee Angol and Shaun Whalley weren’t enough to see Town leave Luton with any points.

Town boss John Askey was disappointed to be leaving Luton without securing any points for his team.

“It’s disappointing,” Askey said. “I thought we were given a golden opportunity to get the three points.

“To come away with nothing, having taken the lead, obviously I’m not happy.

“We were doing well and limited them to very few chances again. We got the penalty, we looked dangerous on the counter attack and in the second-half we stopped closing them down and allowed them too much time on the ball.

“It was as if we were hoping we were going to win instead of making sure that we won.

“I thought Lee (Angol) did well. It was a gift the goal we scored in the second-half and that should have been enough to take us on for the win.

“We switched off and we gave too many free-kicks away on the edge of the box.”

Despite having a good first-half performance, Askey feels his side didn’t do enough to deserve the win.

“Second half it wasn’t good enough,” said Askey. “You can’t have people switching off like that.

“They get told and told, but not tracking back and taking up good positions isn’t good enough.

“We have been improving and you saw that first half, but in the second half they get a goal and put us under a bit of pressure and instead of digging in and fighting, I thought one or two capitulated.

“Coming into this game it was a good opportunity to get the three points. If we had got the three points we would have been sitting in a reasonable position.

“Very disappointing, but I have learnt a bit about one or two today and it’s up to me to put it right.”


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