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Steve Cotterill reflects on Town's victory over Lincoln City

10 August 2021


Steve Cotterill reflects on Town's victory over Lincoln City

10 August 2021

Steve Cotterill reflects on Town's penalty shoot-out win over Lincoln City in Round One of the Carabao Cup.

Shrewsbury Town secured a spot in the next round of the Carabao Cup following a four-goal thriller and a penalty shoot-out triumph over Lincoln City.

Despite going 2-0 down against Michael Appleton's Imps, Dan Udoh's brace coming off the bench sent the tie into a penalty shoot-out in which Town came out victorious.

Town's Manager Steve Cotterill was pleased Town were able to secure the win and praised his team's character following the comeback.

On the result:

"When you look at it, it was a proper cup tie in the end. I said to the lads after their hard pre-season, we will be strong from the 70th minute onwards in games. During the break in play, I told the lads we need a goal and then we'll see how they defend us.

"We are disappointed with the goals we conceded. Aaron Pierre should never get beaten in the air in this league because he's so strong in the air. Marko also said that he feels he should have saved the shot. We have honest lads who will put their hands up before I even say anything.

"It was a tough game. Lincoln are well established now and they are very a good team. I know they made a few changes but they are well established." 

On the goals:

"Whilst the one goal was fantastic from Dan, I like the scruffy goal where he got there first. Those are the areas I want Dan to be scoring in. I am really pleased for him, he's a fantastic lad. Tom scoring the penalty was fantastic for him too.

"When the penalty shoot-out goes your way, everything is ok. If we had lost on penalties, there would have been no point coming back from two goals down. We showed good courage to get back in the game, and we showed good character to win the shoot-out. This is a new team and we are still developing. The lads have got to please a manager that's hard to please."


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