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Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Burton Albion - Player ratings

Matt Maher rates the Shrewsbury Town players after their 2-1 win over Burton Albion.

Marko Marosi of Shrewsbury Town saves this header from Sam Hughes of Burton Albion (AMA)
Marko Marosi of Shrewsbury Town saves this header from Sam Hughes of Burton Albion (AMA)

Marko Marosi

Shrewsbury’s man-of-the-match saved from Sam Hughes inside the opening three minutes, setting the tone for an excellent and heroic afternoon.

Reflexes 8

Matt Pennington

Strong in the tackle, the right-back also helped set up the first goal with a long ball out of defence. Switched to centre-back for the last half-hour.

Determined 7

Chey Dunkley

Town’s best player behind Marosi. Dominant in the air, Dunkley has the habit, like all good centre-backs, of being in the right place at the right time.

Towering 8

Taylor Moore

Dropped back into the defence alongside Dunkley. Another player who gave everything to the cause. Several key tackles.

Assured 7

George Nurse

Stuck to his task against the lively Hamer and was in the right place at the right time to clear off the line.

Clearance 6

Carl Winchester

Singled out for praise by Cotterill post-match, the midfielder came into the game more as the game progressed. Benefited from the tactical switch.

Smart 6

Luke Leahy

A lively performance from the skipper. Went close with a late long-range effort which sailed just the wrong side of the post.

Energy 7

Tom Bayliss

Played a key part in both goals, first with a flicked header to set Saydee racing through, before later picking out the run of Shipley with a well-weighted pass.

Precision 7

Rekeil Pyke

No shortage of effort from the forward but he lacked quality on the ball. With others scoring, he could now find his place under threat.

Quiet 5

Christian Saydee

Got one chance against his former club but finished it confidently. Otherwise starved of service but his touch was good and there is surely more to come.

Clinical 7

Jordan Shipley

Struggled to do much attacking as a wide forward with Town pushed back. More effective at wing-back. Nice run and cross to set up the winner.

Outlet 6

Substitutes

Ryan Bowman 7 (for Nurse, 62), Elliott Bennett 6 (for Pyke, 62), Rob Street (for Saydee, 76) Subs not used: Bloxham, Caton, Craig, Burgoyne (gk).

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