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Steve Cotterill reflects on Town's win over AFC Wimbledon

25 September 2021

Steve Cotterill reflects on Town's Sky Bet League One home win over visitors AFC Wimbledon.

Shrewsbury Town's return to Montgomery Waters Meadow saw Steve Cotterill's men secure all three points in Shropshire.

With a goal and an assist, Luke Leahy was the man on hand to help Town on the way to the victory as his cross found Dan Udoh for the winner.

Town's Manager Steve Cotterill was pleased with the comeback and felt Salop deserved all three points following a strong performance.

On the result:

"Any win is always a big result and getting that win at home is an added bonus in front of your own supporters. Scoring quickly after their goal was very important. At the end of the day, it was three of our most experienced boys who were involved in that mix-up. Thankfully, that mistake hasn't burnt those lads and they made up for it with the equaliser. 

"If you look at the two lads who we've got in the wide areas, they are tremendous crossers of the ball and they will provide assists and goals throughout the season. I'm not surprised with how Luke scored his goal and I'm not surprised it was Elliott who crossed it over. A big well done to those boys because a few minutes earlier they made a pig's ear of a free-kick - all is forgiven.

"Everybody knows what I think of Dan Udoh but you can't pick a team based on who you like. If I picked the team on who I like, he would be in the team every week. Dan had gone off the boil a little bit with added pressure on him and it was time to mix things up a little bit but he did well coming in today. 

"With around 12 minutes to go, we changed it a little bit and we really locked the door. It was important to get to that when you're playing against a 4-3-3. I've watched Wimbledon a few times now and they're a very good team. They were seventh going into today's game and they could have been top six with a result. I thought it was a really tough game, and a dangerous game for us today. The dressing room is still coming together and they're still finding their way; they're developing as a group."


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