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Ollie Norburn reflects on Town's draw with Charlton Athletic

6 December 2020

Ollie Norburn shares his thoughts on Town's 1-1 draw with Lee Bowyer's Charlton Athletic.

Shrewsbury Town extended the unbeaten run to three games after securing a late point against a strong Charlton Athletic.

Despite going a goal down, Steve Cotterill’s men fought until the end of the fixture and managed to secure a last-minute goal through Ollie Norburn to earn a point.

Ollie was pleased to have secured the goal and hopes his team can build on recent performances under new Manager Steve Cotterill.

On the result and the late penalty to equalise:

“There is some disappointment in the dressing room. Overall, we deserved to come away with a win, but it was nice to get the last-minute equaliser and there are plenty of positives we can take from playing against a good team today.

“We didn’t let our heads drop, we kept going and I believe on another day we could have won the game. Whenever I take a penalty, I know which way I am going before I step up but today I saw the keeper move a step to the left so I changed my mind and it went in."

On having Fans back in the ground today:

“It’s brilliant to have the fans back. There were only two thousand of them but it felt a lot more so credit to them - they kept us going right to the end.

“We have to get positivity going around the place and that is helped by the fans and we have had some positive results under the new manager we just have to turn those draws into wins”.

On the league position and the start under Steve Cotterill:

“We know where we are. We have to have fight and stay positive. We have to pick up points and the manager brings a new voice and new ideas, but we have to take responsibility as players because it will take time for us to play the way he wants us to play.

“From the players point of view and looking at the character of the boys, we kept going right till the end and we need that for the remainder of the season."

On the schedule ahead:

“We play better against good teams for some reason and that has shown in the cup runs. Everyone is beating everyone in this league at the minute - there are no easy games but we can more than match anybody."

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