Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Steve Cotterill previews Saturday's game away at AFC Wimbledon

27 January 2022

Shrewsbury Town manager Steve Cotterill spoke to press ahead of Saturday's trip to AFC Wimbledon.

Town travel to face AFC Wimbledon at the weekend off the back of Tuesday night’s draw with Gillingham.

Wimbledon come into the game following a 2-0 loss at home to Ipswich Town on the same night.

Steve Cotterill reminisced about his time at Wimbledon as a player and looked ahead to the fixture at the new Plough Lane.

On the fixture:

“I suppose I’m just bored of the bus like everybody else is! We’ll look forward to the game, it’ll be interesting to see their new stadium, they’ve done great to get back to where they are and have a nice new stadium now and I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like. That’s [playing at the old Plough Lane] a long time ago, it was Plough Lane and Selhurst Park at the time, but I’ll always remember the old Plough Lane like the rest of the Wimbledon fans will, but they’ve got a new era now. Mark [Robinson] – who I think has done a great job there – and a good young team who play good attacking football, it’ll be a good game for us.

“The preparation has been going okay, there hasn’t been too much today really because today is a second recovery day. It’s always tough when you have a bus drive home like the other night that was probably the best part of five hours: today had to be a very light day. Everybody is okay, you must get your rest in before these long journeys as much as you can.”

On his time at Wimbledon:

“There were some characters there, some brilliant characters there but I think they’ve left those days behind now. I think it's a little bit more reformed there now. From non-league to go there, it was a big move for me, it’ll always be part of my life and a great learning curve. I’m just really pleased for the club that they’ve managed to get back to some sort of normality in league football after the way they had to go down through the pyramid and it’s just an unbelievable story for them coming back. There’s been lots of managers along the way who have helped them get back there and lots of people in the background to build them back up from being such a small club years ago to where they are now.”


Advertisement block