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Steve Cotterill previews Shrewsbury's Carabao Cup tie with Burnley

22 August 2022


Steve Cotterill previews Shrewsbury's Carabao Cup tie with Burnley

22 August 2022

Steve Cotterill spoke to the press ahead of Shrewsbury taking on Burnley in the Carabao Cup.

Town welcome Vincent Kompany's side to Montgomery Waters Meadow tomorrow for the second-round clash.

Cotterill had three successful years in charge of the Clarets between 2004 and 2007 with the boss enjoying cup wins over Aston Villa and Liverpool in that time.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's game, the boss discussed the League Cup clash, his time at Turf Moor and also gave an update on striker Ryan Bowman who returned from a back injury during Saturday's game against Ipswich.


"I’ve got lots of good memories - I built a team from nothing really.

"I went in there had eight players with an average age of 31 or 32. 

"I ended up building a whole new team, ended up making them a few million in the transfer market.

"We had some great cup wins, knocking Villa out of the cup, knocking Liverpool out of the cup.

"I had a great chairman - Barry Kilby, loved him to death and his wife Sonia. Fantastic people.

"It’s a great club, I had some great times there and I will be looking forward to seeing them."


"We’ll definitely have to change our team around. We understand what we are. They are an honest group the boys and we want to win every game we play in.

"Tomorrow night gives me an opportunity to look at some of the younger players and some players in different positions because we are going to need that throughout the season."


"We all know about the financial gains. It’s not something I think about when kick-off comes, I don’t look at how many are in the crowd and multiply it by how many. I don’t think about that.

"But all the money we get in helps without a shadow of a doubt."


"The pressure before any game is the same for me because I want to win no matter who we are playing. I don’t think it makes any difference.

"If I was playing in a five-a-side with the lads I’d want to win it - but what right would I have to win it aged 58 if I joined in with them, probably none! But I’d want to win it."


"There were no complaints from him after the game. He wasn’t going to play for a long period. That was probably enough seeing as though he’d only done about 30 minutes of training on Friday."


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