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Luke Hendrie post Doncaster Rovers

21 January 2018

Luke's thoughts after the home draw with Doncaster Rovers

Shrewsbury Town full-back Luke Hendrie has called for Salop to take the positives from their hard-fought 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Hendrie, who was making his debut for the club following a January move from Burnley, impressed at right-back as Town took a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Mat Sadler and Carlton Morris.

However, the visitors struck back in 10 second-half minutes through Mathieu Baudrey and Ben Khemis to ensure the points were shared.

“We want to take the positives from today,” Hendrie told the press. “The first half performance, but we’ll try and improve on the weaknesses from today in the future.

“In football it’s always about looking to the next game, and for us, that’s Tuesday, so we want to put today right there.”

Doncaster’s second goal sparked controversy as it appeared Town goalkeeper Dean Henderson was fouled as he caught Ben Khemis’ looping ball into the box, though referee Anthony Backhouse waved the protests away.

“Things happen really quickly, but I was surprised that it wasn’t given as a foul in the first place,” Hendrie admitted. “But it’s just one of those things.

“We still had time to get another goal back, and unfortunately we didn’t get that, but what’s done is done.”

Hendrie was also keen to comment on his own performance, in what was his debut for the club, as well as looking ahead to Saturday’s SkyBet League One clash at Portsmouth.

“I thought I did alright,” he said. “I’ve had about 10 days with the lads, and everyone’s made me feel really welcome, I was happy how I did in the first half and more importantly, how the team played.

“When any player comes to a club they want to hit the ground running, and I think there’s plenty more to come from me, I want to show everyone what I can do, and I’ll only get better.

“It’s always a good atmosphere down there and it’s a good place to play, so we’ll go there and try and win the game.”

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