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Steve Cotterill gives his thoughts on Town's win over Lincoln City

15 December 2020

Steve Cotterill gives his thoughts on Town's 1-0 away win over Lincoln City.

Shrewsbury Town secured another three points on the road with a victory over Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.

The Shrews netted early on in the first half through Shaun Whalley and Steve Cotterill’s men saw the game out to take all three points back to Shropshire.

Town’s Manager was pleased with the result and noted the effort from his players during a tough game and a busy schedule.

On the result:

“This was a really tough game against a good team. We knew that coming into the game and we knew we had to be organised. They have some good players and weren’t second in the table for nothing.

“They are a good team and it was an incredibly difficult game for us. We have a real tough month and we are playing against good teams. Accrington were one of the form teams, Charlton were fifth and then we played Hull – it doesn’t get any easier.

“It was always going to be a tough month. Any time you play those teams, it’s always going to be incredibly tough. To have them all back-to-back is even tougher. It’s a testament to the effort the lads put in, not just on the pitch but at the training ground as well."

On Shaun Whalley’s goal:

“The lads are so willing and so selfless. I can't speak highly enough of the lads for what they do for the team. I am so pleased when they score because you want your strikers having the ball.

“I was really pleased for Shaun getting the goal and we just need Dan Udoh to nick a goal. I don’t quite know what was going through Shaun’s mind when he had the ball.

“It was a real composed finish. We had all sorts of ideas but he just slid the ball along the floor. It was a calm finish and we are really pleased for him.”

On the clean sheet:

“Lincoln put us under more sustained pressure throughout the game compared to Hull. Hull was more so the last 20 minutes. These games are hard on the lad's legs so we are going to shut them down for a couple of games.

“It would have been difficult to change the team from the weekend because they’re in a little bit of rhythm.”

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