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Steve Cotterill post Wigan Athletic

30 April 2022

Steve Cotterill reflects on today’s game with Wigan Athletic.

Shrewsbury Town’s final game of the season ended in a 3-0 defeat at Montgomery Waters Meadow as Wigan lifted the Sky Bet League One title.

Cotterill said Wigan were more ruthless than his side today and he congratulated them on a successful season.

On the game:

“The bottom line is that’s the difference, some of the football we played today was equally as good as theirs but I think at the cutting ends of the pitch, they were more ruthless today. It’s a very difficult game against them, they’ve got a strong squad and we just have to take it as a disappointing way to end the season: 3-0 [defeat] at home. I don’t think it was a 3-0 game and when we look at it, the mistakes we made in the game today, we can’t afford to make those mistakes against any team in the league, let alone the team who are at the top of the table, so from our point of view that’s disappointing. Congratulations to Wigan.

“We’ve had chances to pull one back – that’s been something we’ve had all season – but even our players who have scored, Dan Udoh has had a chance and all he’s got to do is side-foot it in but he decides to take a touch and the ‘keeper smothers it. Those chances have got to go in. We’ve had a couple of chances in the first half that were probably better than their chances and not scored so you can only do so much; you can take a horse to water but you can’t make him drink it.”

On Aaron Pierre:

“I was happy with how Aaron did today. We’ve looked shaky from set-pieces recently so I brought Aaron in to sure things up and I thought, for not playing after a while, he did quite well I thought.”


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