Aaron Pierre reflects on Town's 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle.
Shrewsbury Town earned a point on the road this weekend with a 1-1 draw against Plymouth Argyle.
Sam Rickett’s side broke the deadlock through Josh Vela after just 14 minutes, but it was cancelled out by Conor Grant’s equaliser just before the half-hour mark.
Aaron Pierre was pleased to come away from Home Park with a point after a resilient performance from his team.
On the performance:
“There were periods of the game where we were very good. We did well to keep the ball and attacking. We let them back into the game and they got confidence and momentum from that. The bottom line is, we held them off second half and got the point.
“The goal Josh scored was very good. That’s what the Gaffer has been trying to improve, getting our players to drive forward and allow space for our attacking midfielders to get shots off from outside of the box. Today that happened.
“There’s always going to be moments where they’re going to have the ball a lot more than we do; we just have to defend and keep our shape. Again, it was a good performance and second half, we shut them out and managed to get the point.”
On the change of Town keeper:
“It was obviously unfortunate that Matt (Šarkić) got injured. Harry came in and he got the job done. His kicks were good, and he made some important saves, making a good impression for himself.”
On Town debutant Leon Clarke:
“We all know what he’s made of. He has played at the highest level and knowing him, he’s going to be a great addition to our squad and be involved in goals for us throughout the season.”
On competition to get in the starting XI:
“It’s one of the joys of football. Competition makes us constantly on our toes to make sure that we don’t get complacent. Otherwise, the Gaffer has decisions to make. The competition is always good, it’s always friendly but at the same time we need to make sure we’re on top of our game to secure our places in the team.”