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Steve Cotterill reflects on Town's draw with Lincoln City

30 October 2021

Steve Cotterill reflects on Town's 1-1 draw with Lincoln City away from home.

Shrewsbury Town's afternoon at Sincil Bank ended with Steve Cotterill's men returning to Shropshire with a point.

Despite Salop conceding the opening goal, Town battled back to earn a point thanks to a headed effort from Luke Leahy.

Steve Cotterill was pleased with the defender's contribution but felt Salop deserved all three points.

On the result:

"We are disappointed with the point," said Steve. "We scored a perfectly good goal through Matthew Pennington in the first half. It wasn't foul on the goalkeeper and he was nowhere near him. Dan Udog isn't anywhere near him. The goalkeeper falls over his own player. We think we should have won that game 2-1 today.

"We created a lot of chances and it's good coming to a place like Lincoln and creating so many chances. We were strong and we feel like we deserved to win the game today 2-1. We could have had a goal right at the death with Rekeil Pyke getting in. At the end of the day, a point away from home is a good point but we deserved all three."


On Luke Leahy's contribution and disallowed goal:

"He's done very well. I don't think he's necessarily had his best game today, he's played a lot better in other games and not scored. At the end of the day, he's come up with a good goal there - he's not been a bad signing.

"There's a tinge of disappointment today because we felt like we could have won the game. It was a good League One game with two teams going at it trying to get the win. I didn't think there was anything wrong with Matthew Pennington's goal, and now I've looked back at it, I'm absolutely convinced there was nothing wrong with it.

"We haven't used long throws in games previously but we felt it might cause Lincoln some problems. That ended up being the case and it was decent from George - we were a threat from them."

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