Aaron Pierre reflects on Town's 2-0 win over Peterborough United.
Shrewsbury Town's first home league game of 2021 saw success as Town secured a 2-0 win over league high-flyers Peterborough United.
Harry Chapman was the man in form for Town as the forward notched a brace to ensure all three points remained at Montgomery Waters Meadow.
Aaron Pierre was delighted Toen secured the win and felt Steve Cotterill's mobile phone team talk helped spur the team on to the win.
On hearing from the manager after the game:
“It was good. He had the same energy he has when he is on the touchline, he gave us some compliments but at the same time, there were bits and pieces he wanted us to improve - on especially at half time.
“It’s hard for the Gaffer not being here because he is very hands-on. The staff here are doing a great job trying to do the best they can to help us perform like we did today. We just want to continue with those performances for him and for the fans."
On the win and the performance overall:
“It was a great performance, it was a good reaction from Saturday, we defended very well and minimised their strengths.
“We always knew they were going to be a tough team to play against. We worked on things in training to prevent them from hurting us and we executed the game plan really well.
“We should be competing in every game and when we play the teams in the playoff spots, we are always raring to go and want to prove ourselves. We just need to replicate that against teams in and around us as well."
On the performances of Nathanael Ogbeta and Harry Chapman:
“He performed really well. He loves to get forward but he put in a massive shift defensively as well. He kept the shape really well, so I am very happy for him.
“Harry scored two great goals today. He actually does that in training so we just need to keep him doing it because in training he hits top bins all the time. Harry picks up pockets in between the defence and in the midfield really well so hopefully we can use that to our advantage."