Shrewsbury Town look to bounce back from their stutter

Shrewsbury Town boss Graham Turner today urged Shrewsbury Town to overcome their recent “stutter”and rediscover their passing poise in this week’s away double header.

Sam Winnall and Raffaele De Vita battle for the ball
Sam Winnall and Raffaele De Vita battle for the ball

Town suffered their second home defeat in three Greenhous Meadow outings as they went down 1-0 to Swindon on Saturday.

The reverse leaves Shrewsbury in 16th place in League One with nine points from as many games, ahead of testing away trips to Brentford tomorrow and Doncaster on Saturday.

And Turner knows it’s vital his side get back to emulating their impressive early season displays.

He said: “We have had a stutter in two of our last three home matches with Scunthorpe and Swindon.

“We didn’t seem to get our passing going often enough. On occasions in the first-half we did it and looked OK.

“Rarely in the second half did we really get any passing and movement going which has been the hallmark of our play all season.

“We have to be disappointed with the level of performances individually and collectively on Saturday.

“I know we are a lot better than that and we have to come out and prove it.

“We have got a squad of players and a percentage of them haven’t played at this level before.

“It’s important we keep confidence high because we have shown so far this season we can play football.”

Turner was satisfied with the debuts of his two loanees, defender Lee Collins and striker Sam Winnall.

He said: “Lee needed game time. Sam got himself into a couple of good positions in the first half and had a couple of efforts.”

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Comments for: "Shrewsbury Town look to bounce back from their stutter"


To Shrewsbury fans - can i make a few comments as its funny how stories get blown out of proportion.

On your fans forum someone has commented we paid 400k for Luke Rooney well that couldnt be further from the truth the fee in fact was 140k last season. Luke now has strong competition for places and has gone out on loan to Burton as he needs games.

Like him or not but too many opposing fans of Swindon all get on the band wagon of hating Paolo Di Canio but for us he has worked miracles to get us back up to L1 ok with a bigger budget than most but 90% of our players are free transfers. Paolo has instilled intense training to all players and last season we were by far the fittest team and this season im sure we will be as well. Paolo expects all his players in training to give 110% and in league games as well. If a player is not performing within 20 minutes of a game he will be subbed. You will see on the touch line he is always talking to the assistant manager and gesturing but this is the two italians talking about what a player should have done on the pitch. He is totally committed to the cause, he is very animated on the line and i dont see why opposing fans have an issue with the way he is as he want to be successful and alot of clubs now see is success is growing and wish their clubs instilled the same philosphy.

There is no doubt Paolo will manage at a higher level and if successful with us again this season i expect bigger clubs to come in for him. I do know an ex Swindon player who has told me players are queing up as they want to play for Paolo so his philosophy is working even though he can be fiery but you have to remember he's italian and thats the way they are.

I wish Shrewsbury well for the season and with the old fox Turner in charge i m sure you will have a

successful season as it would be good to see both of us who were promoted from last season do well in L1.

From an STFC fan but Swindon.

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