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Matt Pennington looks back at today's game with MK Dons

2 April 2022

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Matt Pennington looks back at today's game with MK Dons

2 April 2022

Salop centre-back Matt Pennington spoke to the press after today’s game against MK Dons.

Town lost out at Stadium MK on Saturday afternoon as goals from Mo Eisa and Scott Twine condemned Shrewsbury to defeat after a good run of results in recent weeks.

Pennington said he felt his side could’ve performed better on the day and that Salop were second best.

On the game:

“Ultimately, it’s a disappointing day. We’ve had a good run of results and that comes to an end today which is disappointing. We probably didn’t show our best qualities today but saying that we still had a few chances but we didn’t take them. They’re a good team, a good footballing team, and it was a tough test and we weren’t at our best and they punished us.

"We’re disappointed, we felt like we could’ve shown more and taken this test on and taken our game to them but in the end, we didn’t really do that.

“They’re a good team, and it’s a tough place to come. We were hoping today that we could’ve come and got a result but we didn’t turn up.

"I still felt we were second best in a few areas [in the first half] and they played quite well in the first half so going into half-time I felt like we needed to up our game if we were going to get something out of the match but then we conceded not long after half-time and it took the wind out of our sails a bit and we weren’t as good today.

“I think he [Tyrese Fornah] got an elbow, I felt like it was a foul at the time and the referee was giving those sorts of fouls, so I don’t know why we didn’t get that one, but it leaves us a man short when the ball comes back across and means we can't get out and get the block and we end up two-nil down so I'm not sure but I'll have to see that one again. I thought it was a foul at the time and Tyrese is a good honest lad who wouldn’t go down for no reason.

“That’s [dusting down and focussing on next week] all we can do, the game’s gone now and unfortunately we haven’t got a game on Tuesday to put it right but we’ve got a good game at home next Saturday. I’m sure lots of fans will be down at the Meadow next week so I’m looking forward to it.”

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