Gaffer reacts to Checkatrade Trophy Semi-Final
Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst was delighted as his side made it to the Checkatrade Trophy Final thanks to a 1-0 win over Yeovil Town.
Carlton Morris’ second-half header from a Shaun Whalley corner proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Town will now face Lincoln City at Wembley on Sunday 8th April and Hurst was pleased to have reached the final.
“I think we had more of the game but there’s no doubt there were some scary moments and Yeovil definitely played their part”, Paul said.
“Commiserations to Darren and his team. I thought they made it difficult for us. It’s a semi-final, so I didn’t expect an easy game at all and we didn’t get one.
“One set-play has won it and a clean sheet, which has been something that we’ve been strong at this season and I’m just pleased for everyone connected with the club.
“I said to our press officers that I would take this club to Wembley this season. I think they looked at me a bit strangely, but we’ve done that and when it does come around we will be hoping to win the trophy.”
The game wasn’t the best spectacle but Hurst praised his player’s hard work and belief.
“I thought we played some decent football, but it’s hard when the ball bobbles up”, said Paul.
“I think Bryn Morris had one second-half where it looked like he was trying to kick it out for a throw-in, but you’ve got to be resilient, you’ve got to be tough to win games how we’ve done.
“We’ve not won many games at all by more than one goal, but that’s credit to the team who’ve got that belief and that desire to keep the ball out of the net.
“We pride ourselves on working as a team. In my opnion we’ve got no stars, just good players working hard for each other. They’ve had a good season so far and this is a reward for that.”
Paul also praised the almost 4000 Town fans that were at the Meadow tonight.
“I’m pleased with the crowd tonight”, said Hurst.
“There were a lot more in than I expected and a lot more vocal, so thank to them for making an atmosphere for the players and hopefully it’s a nice reward for them.”