Chris Doig tells Shrewsbury Town players to maintain training levels
Chris Doig wants Shrewsbury’s players to continue making their mark in training in a bid to maintain standards.
Town’s assistant boss insisted that, despite the side’s flying start to the League One season, players are constantly tasked to prove themselves to Paul Hurst and his management team.
“They know at all times they’ve got a point to prove, every single time,” said Doig. “More often than not it’s to the manager, to say that you should be playing.
“Or if you are playing, that you should still be playing.
“Again it’s down to the individuals, we can only do so much. Credit the lads, they’re the ones that go on the pitch, it’s not us.
“They’re the ones that go out and perform, they deserve all the credit they get.”
After just five games of the League One campaign, Doig insisted it was far too early for second-place Town to look at the table and reiterated the squad’s need to remain grounded.
He added: “It means nothing, I don’t know who’s where in the table, I don’t know where we are in the table.
“We’ve had a good start, but there’s a long, long way to go.
“You’ve always got a big point to prove to somebody.
“There’s always going to be somebody that disagrees or doesn’t rate you as a player, coach or manager.
“Every time you step onto the pitch you prove a point, in training and games.”