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Alex Rodman post Charlton Athletic

25 February 2018

Rodman's thoughts after the impressive 2-0 win away to Charlton

Alex Rodman’s 52nd minute goal helped Shrewsbury defeat Charlton Athletic away at The Valley on Saturday, which was Towns fourth consecutive win on the road, putting the Shrews one point behind first place in the Sky Bet League One.

After a dominant performance for Town, goal scorer Rodman was pleased at how his team bounced back from a disappointing draw last time out, to put on a performance against a strong Charlton side, He said: “I thought it was a terrific performance right throughout the team.

“After a couple of tricky results recently, we were back to our best today, All over the pitch I thought we were fantastic.

“Their number nine, Magennis said to me in about the 85th minute ‘No one has come here and done that to us all season’ he said: ‘You boys were different class all over the pitch and I can see why you’re are up there.’ Which was a nice complement.

“I thought we were really good value for the win today so really pleasing at a really tough place to come, they have a lot of quality throughout the squad but I thought we were superb today.”

Charlton were in a good vein of form, being unbeaten in their previous three games, but Rodman outlined the importance of a positive result: “Now, it’s a crucial time and we have had a couple of tricky results, so every game is massively important to us now.

“Today was another show of a resilient, mentally strong group of players that we have got. To come here at a tough place, with all their attacking talent and the problems they can cause teams and to put on a performance like that when it really matters, it’s a real statement and I’m really proud of the boys.

The next game for Paul Hurst’s men is the Checkatrade trophy semi final at the Montgomery Waters Meadow against Yeovil Town, Rodman and his side will go into the game with confidence, he said: “We need to go back home and put on a good performance now.

“We have had a couple of really good results away from home but we want to get back to that fortress that we had at home at the start of the season, and there’s no better time to do that in the cup on Tuesday.”

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