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Paul Hurst post Gillingham

20 February 2018


Paul Hurst post Gillingham

20 February 2018

Paul Hurst's thoughts after the draw at home to Gillingham

Town Boss Paul Hurst says he is disappointed after his team dropped two points drawing to Gillingham at home after going one nil up. The Shrews grabbed an early lead in the 14th minute, which was cancelled out by a curling effort from Mark Bryne in the 81st minute.

Paul said: “I don’t think Gillingham did much to us at all, we had the game won and it doesn’t matter what you do, whether its on the training ground or anything like that, we are giving teams a helping hand at the minute, there’s not any doubt about that.

“If you do that, you’re going to find it difficult to win a game of football. That’s the difference between now and the start of the season.”

Although, Paul is pleased about his team’s performance despite the result and some forced changes: “Happy to start with, we went with a system that was forced upon me, we lost Nolan today through illness, yesterday he had managed to train but having come of Saturday we might get away with it but he was ill.

“I thought we dealt with them comfortably, I don’t think they caused us many problems at all.

“You look at the fact they’ve been scoring goals, all be it not last Saturday. We were comfortable, second half we didn’t get hold of it so we changed it and put another forward on to try and occupy the centre backs in a different way.

“Although we weren’t right on top of the game, I didn’t really feel that anything would happen but we didn’t see it out and there’s no doubt earlier on in the season we would have.”

Paul commented on the goal scored by captain Abu Ogogo, it comes as the midfielders first goal in two years: “He had two efforts Saturday, and tonight the lads were joking saying he went in for a tackle and scored, but it was a great finish.

“He had a shot at the end and he couldn’t have hit it any better, its just unfortunate it’s gone to the side where they had a lad on the post.

“Credit to them, it was a fantastic strike, I just wish it was slightly to the side and had gone in, he was a standout performer tonight again.”

The Shrews remain second in the league and travel to Charlton on Saturday where Hurst will hope his team get back to winning ways and take all three points.

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