Steve Cotterill praises Shrewsbury Town fitness levels after late winner

Steve Cotterill celebrates profitable the sport at full time (AMA).

The boss rolled the cube with 10 minutes to go at Adams Park when he switched his formation from a 3-4-1-2 to a 4-3-3.

And the adjustments paid dividends when second-half substitute Tom Bayliss was fouled within the field, and referee Lee Swabey pointed to the spot.

Luke Leahy was calm below strain, and his highly effective effort went straight down the center previous the diving Dickinson. The gamers celebrated in entrance of 282 joyful Shrewsbury Town followers.

And Cotterill praised the health of his gamers after the sport was performed in temperatures of as much as 34 levels. The match was stopped halfway by every half for the gamers to re-hydrate.

He mentioned: “I assumed that our health ranges had been good as the sport went on.

“Which I believe that was actually actually necessary for the way we completed the sport.

“Especially on a day like at the moment.

“I assumed within the second half they had been glorious.

Town went behind by a Garath McCleary strike early within the second half after he picked up the ball in midfield.

And the Town boss was disenchanted with the objective they conceded saying they didn’t be taught their lesson from the primary half.

“We may have been 1-0 down from precisely the identical state of affairs within the first half.

“So we did not be taught our lesson on that, and despite the fact that we had spoken about that at halftime, that actually caught us chilly.

“The solely factor it did do is it spurred us into motion as a result of then unexpectedly we seemed like we had been offended and we had been going to affix in.”

In the sixtieth minute, Town equalised. George Nurse launched a throw into the Wycombe penalty field. The ball was flicked on by Tom Flanagan making its option to Pennington on the again publish, who headed house.

And with one-minute remaining Shrewsbury snatched all three factors from the penalty spot.

The Town boss was happy they received the sport after the adjustments he made with 10 minutes left on the clock.

He mentioned: “Our substitutions confirmed that we went for the sport.

“We flipped, we went to 4-3-3, and I believe that gave us much more impetus.

“I believe they went for it a lot of the recreation, if I’m brutally sincere.

“I assumed they performed a superb recreation.

“But we’ve been on the again finish of these when we’ve performed properly sufficient in a recreation and never acquired the factors.”

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