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Luke Waterfall post Charlton Athletic

12 August 2018

Luke's thoughts after the narrow defeat away to Charlton

Shrewsbury Town’s first Sky Bet League One away game ended with a 2-1 defeat to Charlton Athletic.

Lee Bowyers men scored a winner in the final moments of the game, snatching a point away from the Shrews.

Despite the result, Town’s captain for the day, Luke Waterfall, feels positives can be taken from the game.

“There is a lot of positives to take from it,” Waterfall told ShrewsWeb. “A few of us have only trained together a few times this week, so we are still getting to know each other and I’m sure we will go on to better things.

“It’s always hard, we are still getting to know each other and getting to know how each other plays.

“As I said, there is a lot of positives to take from it. We don’t want to keep coming in and saying we were unlucky, I’m sure we won’t, we will put it right and stop the goals.

“We had some good chances and on another day it could have been a different game.

“It’s always frustrating to concede in injury time. It’s never good, especially with the goal that we did concede, we should defend it better than that and see the game out 1-1.”

Due to the absence of Mat Sadler and Lenell John-Lewis in the starting 11, Waterfall was named John Askey’s captain.

The defender was pleased to have the gaffers trust and gave his post match thoughts to ShrewsWeb. He said: “The gaffer showed a lot of faith in me. Sadler didn’t play, or Lenny so I was happy to take the armband.

“I was captain of Lincoln for two and a half years, so it’s not out of the norm for me.

“As long as the gaffer wants me to do it, I’ll do the job whilst the other lads are out.”

Luke and the rest of the Shrewsbury Town squad have the chance to bounce back right away, with the Carabao Cup tie against Burton Albion this Tuesday.

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