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Matthew Pennington post Plymouth

22 August 2021

Matthew Pennington reflects on Town’s Sky Bet League One loss against Plymouth Argyle.

Shrewsbury Town’s second league outing in front of a home crowd ended with visitors Plymouth Argyle taking all three points.

Ryan Lowe's men opened the scoring in the first-half through Ryan Hardie before Luke Jephcott tapped it home in the second-half. Hardie doubled his tally and gave Argyle their third, with the Pilgrims securing the win in Shropshire.


On the result:

“Disappointment. The lads are all gutted in there as we didn’t show what we could do today, and we’re disappointed with ourselves. We felt in control during the first half, and I thought we passed it around well, creating a few chances although we didn’t get it on target too many times. They scored against the run of play, which was a bit of sucker punch for us. So, it was disappointing to go in at half-time one nil down, but ultimately it shouldn’t end up as three.”

“These are the moments in games where we need them to go for us, because it changes the game if we put one of our attempts in, but unfortunately it’s going the other way at the moment and it’s up to us to change the tie. It’s hard to come back from it, but we’ve got to try to put it right on Tuesday. We need to keep working hard and keep working as a team to stick together, and I’m sure it’ll come. It’s still early days, we’ve worked really hard in pre-season and it’s disappointing that this is the way it’s gone and it’s up to us to change it now. Tuesday will be a chance to put it right, and hopefully we can turn it around.”

“It’s a disappointment in ourselves, disappointment for everyone, for the fans that we haven’t been able to get the results we’ve wanted. It’s still early days, but it’s time to start getting points on the board.”


Steve Cotterill’s side will continue their season with Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Rochdale, following the first-round win against Lincoln City. 



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