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Steve Cotterill reflects on Town's win over Doncaster Rovers

22 December 2020


Steve Cotterill reflects on Town's win over Doncaster Rovers

22 December 2020

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

Shrewsbury Town secured a third consecutive win with a 1-0 victory over League high-flyers Doncaster Rovers.

Aaron Pierre notched a second half header as Salop headed home with all three points in the bag.

Town Manager Steve Cotterill was pleased with the win against another Sky Bet League One team and gave his thoughts to the media following the result.

On the result:

“This is certainly as good as the others. They are a good team and have played together for a while now. - it was a tough game. This is our third away game and we have another to come on Boxing Day.

“Four away games is tough at any time during the season. We had that little break but I actually think that went against us as we didn’t get into any rhythm at the start.

“We changed to a 4-3-3 because I thought that would be better and it would give us a good chance to win the game. I felt, in the first half, we weren’t passing it well enough and getting up the pitch.

“I made that change and it wasn’t anything personal against David Edwards. I wanted to make the change at half time so I could re-group the lads and tell them what I expected.

“The lads did a good job for us tonight and football is very much a squad game. It's always about what comes first for the football club and not any individual.”

On the goal and the clean sheet:

“It’s not the first time that has happened. It was a good delivery from Charlie and a good header from Aaron. They’ve done that throughout their careers the pair of them.

“It was good to have Leon back as well. He’s worked hard to get back and we felt he needed to train for a little bit longer to bring him back into the fold. That gave him a better base fitness. He gives us that experience and physical presence.

“We worked hard on things and showed them video work on how the cut teams open. They score a lot of goals by taking an outside touch and sliding in between full-backs.

“They have three strikers who are geared into that. You have to make sure you defend the front post, the middle of the goal and cut-backs. We didn’t give them too many looks at our goal.

“Getting up to 16th isn’t anything to celebrate. For us to be 16th does give us something to build on - I think we will get better with time.”


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