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Steve Cotterill reflects on today's defeat at MK Dons

2 April 2022

Shrewsbury Town boss Steve Cotterill spoke to the media after today’s game away at MK Dons.

Town lost out by two goals to nil on Saturday afternoon but played well in parts of the match.

Cotterill said his side were more reactive than proactive today and said they were disappointed with the manner of MK’s second goal.

On the game:

“I think that if we take our chances when they came, it would’ve been a bit more of a game. We’ve had three good chances in the first half – the 'keeper’s made a good save on one of them – but we’ve had two more good chances and if we take those after the save then maybe it could’ve been a different game. We needed to get our noses in front or at least square.

“The referee had stopped play quite a few times when their lads had gone down but when Tyrese [Fornah] goes down, play carries on. I haven’t looked back at it to see if it was a foul but the game was stopped multiple times before that and it wasn’t stopped that time so we’re disappointed with how the build-up to the second goal has happened.

“We’re in the game even at two-nil down, we’ve created enough opportunities including one right at the death there with Saikou [Janneh] from no more than a yard out. We’ve had a couple of other chances in the second half and I don’t remember them having too many more shots than us in the game – they probably did have more shots than us, but I’m not sure there will be too much in it. It’s disappointing to be beaten today.

“[We were good in possession] at times too, but we didn’t capitalise enough on it. We were good in possession at times today and we were sloppy at other times. There were times when there was definitely another pass for us but we’ve ended up having a couple of phases of play in the game when we were under pressure from them and we’ve passed through it very, very well and yet we didn’t do that enough today. We looked a little bit reactive today rather than proactive when we’ve looked proactive of late.”


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