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Steve Cotterill reflects on today's 0-0 draw away at Crewe Alexandra

15 January 2022


Steve Cotterill reflects on today's 0-0 draw away at Crewe Alexandra

15 January 2022

Shrewsbury Town boss Steve Cotterill spoke to the media after Saturday's 0-0 draw against Crewe Alexandra.

Shrewsbury Town and Crewe Alexandra played out a 0-0 draw at the Mornflakes Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Salop had chances but were unable to break the host's stubborn defence down, however, they did manage to secure their fourth clean sheet in Sky Bet League One in a row.

Steve Cotterill said the game showed his side were moving in the right direction and hinted at another signing later in the January transfer window.

On the game:

“It’s an away point, another clean sheet. I feel it was a game we should’ve won in the second half, we had enough chances, had a few good shots on target, their keeper made a few great saves and I thought he played really really well today. That’s all it is really; it just goes down as another point away from home. It was always going to be a tough game for us this week after last weekend, but one thing we didn’t want to do was come here and get beat and we didn’t. All in all, a point is a point. I felt like we could’ve been a bit sharper in the first half and I think the pitch made it difficult, not just for us but for the home side too. I saw them play in the week and they beat Charlton so all in all it’s not a bad point.

“We’re pleased with that [the clean sheet record] and it allows us to only have to score one goal on a day like today rather than chasing after two or three. I think the team is getting better and developing and I think we probably would’ve gotten beaten here on a day like today earlier in the season so yeah, we’re going in the right direction but we’re a work in progress. I don’t think we were at our sharpest today and if we were at our sharpest, we probably would’ve won today. If the first half had been the second half, I would’ve made changes, but I felt that in the second half the lads out there got their sharpness back.

“I’ve said for a little while that they [the fans] see what’s happening and they see what the lads are giving and they get behind the lads, we’re only sorry we haven’t given them three points to go home with tonight.”

Transfer window update:

“I’m hoping there might be something this week. We were very close last week but I think that will finally get over the line by the time I speak to you next which will be the Thursday press conference. Hopefully, we can add one we’ve been working on and hopefully it’ll give us a good bit of competition in a certain area of the pitch where we haven’t got much competition."


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