Shropshire Star

Dave Edwards: Some positive signs – but it’s a September to forget for Shrewsbury

After a decent start in the league – September has been a tough old month for Shrewsbury Town.

Shrewsbury Town's Max Mata attempts a shot at goal

The performances have not been great when you consider it from an attacking point of view.

They have not scored and they have been struggling with creativity. The strikers were having to work extremely hard to try and fashion something up themselves, which is something Dan Udoh does pretty well anyway.

But the performance against Leyton Orient was much better, I know there are frustration’s from the fans as you want to see your team score goals and win games.

I can understand them, but if you look at the game as a one-off and if they had been in good form going into that game, you would have said it was a really unlucky afternoon for the visitors. I thought they started really well, they had two or three good chances and could easily have been two or three up before Orient got their goal. They were good chances as well, they were not half-chances.

But when things are going against you they are really going against you and the goal conceded was so unfortunate the way the deflection took the boy clean through and it was a good finish with there being very little Marko Marosi could do about it.

Town went on to make more chances – Ryan Bowman and Tom Flanagan missing opportunities.