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Steve Cotterill gives his thoughts on Town's win over Blackpool

29 December 2020

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Steve Cotterill gives his thoughts on Town's 1-0 Sky Bet League One win over Blackpool.

Shrewsbury Town extended the unbeaten run to eight games with a 1-0 victory over Blackpool at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Dan Udoh was the Salop man on the score sheet for Town as all three points were added to the table for Steve Cotterill's men.

Town's Manager was delighted with the result but was pleased with the performance his side put in against the inform Seasiders.

On the result and Ollie Norburn's performance:

"We are delighted with that. From all of the lads, from myself, from all of the staff and the lads who played tonight - from all of us, that win was for the fans tonight. They've waited a long time for that. Hopefully the fans have gone home tonight with a warm feeling inside.

"Our performance, we were a little bit indifferent. We were very organised and didn't give Blackpool too many looks at our goal. We didn't give them too many free opportunities. My only slight disappointment is that Ollie's penalty didn't go in because he was absolutely outstanding.

"He was outstanding against a very good team who have had a break. They looked fresh and didn't look like they've had Saturday Tuesday games as we have. They have a strong bench and have been together for a little while now.

"Ollie Norburn was outstanding, didn't lose a tackle and he intercepted balls. I feel sorry for him that his penalty didn't go in. I wondered why he was selected as the captain, but over the weeks I've been here, I can see why - it was a good selection."

On Dan Udoh's goal:

"What Dan has to do is make sure for all the hard work he does, he ends up scoring a goal. We conceded a penalty early on when I came in because we didn't follow in. They followed in and that's just a little thing they have absorbed.

"If we get the finer details right, and they get them right on the pitch, we will benefit. The changes we made were to freshen up the team. We needed to change our formation because they started to get a grip of the game. The changes that we made, made us stronger."

On Town's positive Covid test:

"We won't be naming that person simply because we have to respect their privacy. I don't think it's right to be naming anybody. We hope that the person is fine and well. Sooner or later, we hope they will be back with us."

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