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Steve Cotterill previews tomorrow's trip to face Wycombe Wanderers

7 February 2022


Steve Cotterill previews tomorrow's trip to face Wycombe Wanderers

7 February 2022

Salop boss Steve Cotterill spoke to the press ahead of his side's upcoming game away at Wycombe Wanderers

Shrewsbury Town travel to Adams Park tomorrow night to face high-flying Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League One.

Wycombe are currently sat in the play-off places and topped the table a few weeks ago but have since lost their last two fixtures and dropped to 6th place.

Cotterill was full of praise for Gareth Ainsworth and his side, complimenting the work the man in the other dugout had done over his many years as Wycombe's manager.

On Wycombe:

"They're a very strong team at this level; big, strong, and I'm sure Gareth [Ainsworth] won't mind me saying that they're a very direct team. They get the ball in your box and that's something that we've got to look into because they are very dangerous, very direct and we've got to stand up to that because if we don't stand up to that, they will bowl us over.

"100% [we were unlucky not to get something from the reverse fixture]. The first goal was handball on the edge of the box but that happens so maybe we'll get one this time. It was a tough game, they've got good players and they've had a good break too - I don't think they've played in ten days so they were lucky to have a rest on Saturday. We've got to make sure we rest and recuperate as best we can before the game.

"We've had games this season where we've been away from home and deserved more than we got and came home with no points but let's hope our run [of just one loss in nine league games] keeps going."

On Gareth Ainsworth's time at Wycombe:

"It's good, isn't it? They've been through tough times but they've come back from those and that's what happens when teams stick with managers at whatever level. You build relationships with the players, the fans - no matter who comes or goes - and you're going to have success off those relationships when a good manager is allowed to manage the football club and Gareth has done a great job with Wycombe."


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