Gaffer happy with Burton Carabao Cup date and work continues behind the scenes
Shrewsbury Town have been draw against Burton Albion in the first round of the Carabao Cup.
The fixture will be John Askey’s first Cup game in charge of his new Club and will be played the week commencing 13th of August.
Burton Albion will provide a stern test for Askey’s men, as the Brewers were in the Championship as recent as last season.
“I think a draw at home is the most you can ask for,” the Boss said.
“Obviously it will be tough, they’ve just come down so it will be a tough game but it’s one to look forward to.
“It will also give us an idea of where we are at. Burton coming down will be one of the strongest teams. It gives you a barometer as to where we are, although it will be very early days.
“They’ve come a long, long way from where they were, it’s been a fantastic story really. It just shows what can be done.
“You want to win whatever games you’re playing in. I think if you have a good Cup run it can help in the League as well, it breeds confidence.
“It can bring a lot of money and interest into clubs, more so the FA Cup than this cup but still, what ever competition you enter you want to try and do as well as possibly can.”
As the season preparations continue to come together, Askey and Brian Caldwell are still working hard behind the scenes preparing the squad for Pre-Season.
“As we have said before it’s the most important time and we are trying our hardest to get the squad together,” Askey said.
“If the two players sign who we have offered contracts to then we have pretty much got our squad together. It’s just a matter of waiting now and seeing if they say yes to the offers.
“It’s been great because I haven’t had that before with Brian and Adam (Henshall) helping. It has been a massive help and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much help they have given me.
“You need that throughout the Club, everybody has to feel part of it what ever job you do and if everybody pulls together, it gives them on the pitch a chance.”