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Pre Barnsley | Steve Cotterill

11 November 2022


Pre Barnsley | Steve Cotterill

11 November 2022

Steve Cotterill spoke to the press ahead of Town's game against Barnsley tomorrow.

Shrewsbury Town welcome Barnsley to Montgomery Waters Meadow tomorrow afternoon for the second home match in four days.

Salop played well in midweek but had to settle for a draw against Oxford United with centre-back Matt Pennington scoring Town's only goal of the game.

The boss discussed tomorrow's opponents, his side's attacking creativity and provided a fitness update on Elliott Bennett who had to come off injured in midweek.

On Barnsley:

"I haven't spoken to Michael Duff for a while, I think I spoke to him in the summer but I didn't know he was going to Barnsley at that time. There are a few players and staff there that I've come across in the past so we're looking forward to it."

On the Oxford game:

"We said the other night against Oxford that if we'd won we could've gone eighth and if we hadn't got that equaliser - and by the way, we deserved that at the very least - they would have gone above us. We definitely deserved to win the game the other night so we're looking forward to this weekend now and hopefully, we can perform that well again."

On goals coming from all over the pitch:

"Apart from the strikers at the moment! We've needed that and it's funny now it's happened but there would always be a weight on Dan Udoh last season or Ryan Bowman last season so it's good that we're getting goals all over the pitch. That's really important for us. We just need to get a few more from our strikers!"

On Christian Saydee contributing in other ways:

"I think that's happened with him and Rob Street. What they have done is cause havoc in areas and other people have got that room so I think they've done very well. It's a team game and we haven't scored enough goals but if you look at the chances we've created - you can't go on there and tap it in for them - but they've been the bonus for me. It's more of a problem if you don't create them. If we keep creating them then the law of averages says we'll take them. We do look like we have goals in us."

Fitness news:

"We're doing press early this morning and yesterday was about recovery and we'll be doing a little bit more of it today. We haven't got much turnaround time. Everybody seems okay at this moment in time - there doesn't seem to be anyone with any real issues so we'll wait and see how today materialises."

On Elliott Bennett's fitness:

"I don't know at the moment. Elliott doesn't make a fuss about things and at the time maybe he could've played on but now I've seen him afterward, maybe he couldn't have done. I'm glad I took him off, put it that way. We'll just have to wait and see on that one."


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