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Steve Cotterill previews Town's trip to Bristol Rovers

25 August 2022


Steve Cotterill previews Town's trip to Bristol Rovers

25 August 2022

Steve Cotterill spoke to the press ahead of Saturday's game at Bristol Rovers.

Shrewsbury Town travel to the Memorial Stadium to face Bristol Rovers in League One on Saturday.

Rovers finished third in League Two last season and earned promotion as a result.

Cotterill discussed the upcoming fixture but also explained the benefits Charlie Caton and Tom Bloxham will have got out of Tuesday night's match with Burnley.

On the game:

"They're all tough games. There is no easy game in this league and anyone who thinks we've had a tough run of games and the next batch isn't going to be as tough, you need to get that out of your head. 

"There isn't an easy game and this is a tough one. Whenever you play a newly promoted team they always have something about them which is why they got promoted in the first place. We had tough games last year against Morecambe, Cheltenham and Cambridge and it'll be another tough game on Saturday, I'm sure."

On the atmosphere at the ground:

"There's an atmosphere wherever we go. That's what the game is all about, I'm not worried about that, I'm pretty relaxed about it. It should be a good game and we're looking forward to it."

On injury concerns:

"No fresh injury concerns. We're where we are injury-wise but nothing fresh."

On the Burnley game:

"It was good that we managed to put a few players out there for a bit longer (on Tuesday night). Taylor Moore got another 90 minutes under his belt. The two young boys (Charlie Caton and Tom Bloxham) - we thought we would play them for an hour but they ended up doing a bit more than that. You look at their recovery runs, their strength and their age which is why they didn't get a full game against good opposition.

"We had to make sure we looked after them but I was really pleased for them. If you look at the mature performance Charlie and Tom put out the other night, that was really good and you don't often say that about 18 [year-olds] and 19-year-olds. They're starting to grow into the group a bit now."


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