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Paul Hurst tells Shrewsbury Town: Relax and enjoy it

Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst has called on his senior players to help his squad relax and enjoy their promotion battle.

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Town face another tough test of their credentials with a trip to sixth-placed Charlton tomorrow.

Second-placed Shrews have won their last three games on the road but are without a win in four on their home patch.

“For me it’s just trying to get the players to relax and enjoy it a little bit,” said Hurst.

“I’m not saying they’re massively over-hyping it or building things up, but I’ve just had a chat with a couple of senior players and it’s just to make sure we’re focused – but we are enjoying it.

“If we go to Charlton on Saturday and get beat then we get beat. We’re still very much in the mix.”

Hurst may be without Max Lowe (hamstring) but has Jon Nolan, Bryn Morris and Arthur Gnahoua back in contention after illness. He added: “It’s not disastrous. In the last 10 games we’d be seventh, it’s still not bad is it?”

“I think most clubs up and down the country have dips. It’s how you come through those, if you feel sorry for yourself then it’ll only go one way.

“Most teams at the top of leagues at the minute either are having to have had tougher spells.

We’d have all took that at the start of the season.”