John Askey reflects on Town's 2-0 loss to Sunderland.
Shrewsbury Town lost to this weekends visitors Sunderland by two goals to none.
Goals from Tom Flanagan and Luke O’Nien handed the Black Cats all three points on the road.
John Askey was disappointed with the result but feels his side showed some positive signs.
“The players gave everything they had,” Askey said. “Most of the game I feel like we competed well with Sunderland. We limited them to very few chances.
“Obviously, I’m disappointed with the goals we gave away – because I don’t think they had done much up until that point.
“To concede from an own goal is a bit of a kick in the teeth really. We had stopped them from playing.
“In the final third we just needed that little bit of extra quality at times – when we were breaking through with that final pass or shot that.
“Overall I was pleased at how we performed. We worked hard and stopped them from playing.”
Askey feels his side were equal to the visitors in the first-half and was disappointed not come away with any points.
“We matched them,” said Askey. “I can’t really remember, other than the first three mintues, being really worried about them.
“It was disappointing to concede the way that we did.
“We changed it again. It wasn’t as though we were getting bombarded by Sunderland, we were still in it.
“We were looking to get a goal back and they hit us on the break.
“I thought that if we didn’t have three in midfield they would over run us and start controlling the game.
“Aaron had two or three headers that were unlucky. He had a shot that he hit wide, so you’re hoping for a responce and we did that.”
Town have the chance to bounce back right away with a Tuesday night fixture against Barnsley.”