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Steve Cotterill previews Charlton Athletic

4 December 2020


Steve Cotterill previews Charlton Athletic

4 December 2020

Steve Cotterill previews Town's Sky Bet League One clash with Charlton Athletic.

Shrewsbury Town are back at Montgomery Waters Meadow again tomorrow afternoon as the Shrews welcome Charlton Athletic.

Salop will be looking to build on a point gained in Town’s last Sky Bet League One fixture against Accrington Stanley.

Town’s Manager, Steve Cotterill, is looking forward to the tie and hopes to see a continuation of his team’s last performance when they take on the Addicks. The Salop Boss also confirmed the arrival of Town's new Head of Recruitment - Keith Burt.

On the fixture:

“Charlton have predominantly been playing out from the back and have been very good this season. Charlton will be strong for sure in this league. They’ve kept a lot of players that have played in the Championship for them. They are one of the top clubs and top teams in the division.

“Having the fans back is huge. Having them the other night encouraged the lads. That definitely helped them but we have to build on that. It’s a two-way thing. We need to do things to get them off their seats.

“It’s amazing to think even though I’ve only been here a week, it feels so much longer. The players and the staff have been brilliant and I couldn’t ask for any more support from Brian and the Chairman.”

On Town’s new Head of Recruitment:

“I worked Keith Burt before when I was at Bristol City. I’ve worked closely with him for a number of years now. We have become good friends and I have a lot of time for him.

“He will help recognise the type of player we want at the football club. There won’t need to be a dozen phone calls to find things out. Keith will be a big part of us recruiting players.

“He will take a lot of weight away from me. He will be a great appointment for the club just like Aaron will be. Anyone I bring here will be good for the football club.

“I won't have people here just because I like them. I like them both but professionally they have been first-class for me. The relationship comes secondary.  We worked very well together and they will be very important."


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