Aaron Pierre reflects on Town's FA Cup upset against Bristol City.
Against all the odds, Shrewsbury Town were able to secure a spot in the fourth-round of the Emirates FA Cup with a win over Sky Bet Championship outfit Bristol City.
Town defender Aaron Pierre stunned the Montgomery Waters Meadow with his long-distance strike in the second-half of the fixture. A goal that earns his side a tie against European and World Champions Liverpool Football Club.
Aaron was delighted with the goal and felt The Shrews deserved to progress in the competition after two solid performances against The Robins.
“It’s crazy,” said the defender. “I still can’t believe we’ve won the game. It was a great night with positive energy all around. We held out very well and we got the job done.
“I took a touch, played a one-two with Jason Cummings and then I struck the ball. I wasn’t expecting to be as clean as it was but I’m happy it went in. It felt unbelievable – I didn’t know what to do.
“I just ran to the Gaffer and to the squad, everybody was going crazy. It was a very good game. We were well drilled and we played well in the first game as well. We just wanted to continue from there.
“It was very hard but their quality just made us concentrate even more. Thankfully, we got the clean sheet and we now need to take this into Saturday. All the fans came on the pitch at the end – there is a great bond between the fans and us. Everybody in the changing room was elated."
Aaron admits the thought of facing the current European Champions hasn’t sunk in but feels Town need to focus on the game at hand against Fleetwood Town.
“It hasn’t really sunk in,” said Aaron. “It’s another game and another job that we have to do. It’s a big game and we will just enjoy the moment - we’re all very excited.
“It’s going to be a very tough game as you’d imagine but we just have to put in as good a performance as we can. I have played against Tottenham before but this one will be up there.
“As much as this is an exciting moment, we have to concentrate on Saturday’s game now. We will be focusing on and preparing for Fleetwood. This game sets the mark and sets the standard for the next game.
“What we did today, we need to take into the weekend and make sure we maintain a good standard.”