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Paul Hurst on Play-Off Final

17 May 2018

Gaffer reacts to the news that Town will face Rotherham at Wembley

Paul Hurst’s and his squad are back in training, preparing for the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final.

Town now know they will face Rotherham United at Wembley on the 27th of May, the team where Paul spent the majority of his career.

Hurst and the team are now back training and preparing for the visit to London, against the team where Hurst spent over 15 years.

“I get the hype around it but for me once it arrives, realistically we will both be desperately trying to get our clubs promoted but it does certainly seem like fate that it has turned out that way,” said Paul.

“From my point of view, clearly it doesn’t make any difference to me in terms how I want us to win. Rotherham are extremely strong and the team to beat and if we want to achieve promotion we will have to go and beat them.

“We want to be the people in charge and the players want to be the first group to get Shrewsbury a win at Wembley. When it’s all said and done in the end it’s a final to try and win promotion. It’s just a little bit that strange that it involves former clubs and teammates and players that have played for each club.”

Town’s players were given a few days rest after the one nil victory against Charlton but are now back in training preparing for the big day. “We want to keep them working,” said The Gaffer. “Naturally after a few days off you could tell some of them needed a day to get back into it.

“Tomorrow will be a tough day, Saturday will be the same and then they will probably get a few days off and then it will be a normal run in.  

“From that point of view there aren’t much changes and the fact that we have been there before in the Checkatrade, some things will be replicated and some things will be changed.

“From my point of view it makes things easier and hopefully that will help us put on a better performance which we 100% know it will need to be if we are going to have any chance of winning that game of football.”

Tickets have already surpassed the 5000 mark and are available on general sale.


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