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John Askey Post Bristol Rovers

1 September 2018

Askey reflects on Town's 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers.

Shrewsbury Town welcomed Bristol Rovers to the Montgomery Waters Meadow this afternoon.

Town earned a point against the visitors, despite going goal down due to Stefan Payne penalty.

Askey was pleased with the performance but wants to see his team start picking up wins.

“I don’t want to sound like a broken record, just saying the same things,” Askey said. “We shouldn’t have got ourselves in that position where we give away a penalty.

“We limited them to very few chances and we have played well, played some attractive football and we need to react better in their box as well.

“We are playing well and we look decent, but we still have got more work to do to change results.

“Majority of our play is very good. You can’t knock the players for their work rate - they are working really hard and playing good football.

“There is obviously something we aren’t doing right and we need to make it happen ourselves.”

Askey also made a note of the fans, which supported his side throughout the tie.

“Not only did the players show good character – the fans did as well,” Askey said. “It would have been easy to get on our backs but they never did.

“They carried on singing throughout and really supported the players. It must be a joy to play in front of them.

“To keep doing that when you’re one nil down – it shows what loyal supporters they are.

“We have a strong squad and it’s about getting the balance right. I thought the players who played today played really well, especially in midfield.”

Askey’s men are next on the road, as they travel to Fratton Park for the Sky Bet League One fixture against Portsmouth.


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