Delighted Graham Turner today hailed Shrewsbury Town returning’s quartet after his bold selection was rewarded with their most comprehensive victory of 2012.
Turner made no less than four changes in the wake of Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Scunthorpe and watched his side run out comfortable 4-1 winners over Coventry to rise to 16th in League One last night.
Joe Jacobson and Aaron Wildig were brought in for their first league starts of the season, while Michael Hector and Terry Gornell were recalled after brief spells out of the side.
And Turner said: “They have worked very hard in training and deserved their opportunity.
“It was a bit of a lacklustre performance on Saturday so if I was ever going to give the encouragement to the players who have waited in the wings it was last night. We went with it and they all contributed.”
Turner was delighted to see his side issue a swift riposte after the weekend setback.
“It was a good performance and it was like chalk and cheese from last Saturday,” he said.
“What was pleasing was the reaction to the defeat and the quality of the performance. I’ve got to be delighted with how the players approached it.”
Despite his delight at the victory, Turner – who was set to be part of the Town delegation at the James Collins tribunal in London today – insists the search to bolster his squad is on-going.
“I think we need strengthening in a couple of positions but we will have to see what the outcome is in the remainder of this week,” he said.
“We were disappointed to have lost one on Monday but these things happen.”
Marvin Morgan, one of the Town scorers last night, admitted his relief at the response by the players.
“We had a very intense talk after the game on Saturday,” said the frontman.
“Nobody was happy with that and if you don’t play well, it ruins your whole week. It was so good to have the game and good we have got it out of our system.”