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McSheffrey proud of team spirit

12 December 2021

Club News

McSheffrey proud of team spirit

12 December 2021

Gary McSheffrey­ was proud of the fight his players put up to beat Shrewsbury Town.

Joseph Olowu’s late header from Branden Horton’s corner was the difference as Rovers claimed a vital three points against the Shrews.


On the togetherness his squad showed:

“We rode our luck a bit in the second half when they created better chances, but Louis Jones pulled off some unbelievable saves.

“We were the better team on the day. We played some good stuff and I asked them at half-time to up the intensity and take the handbrake off. 

"I thought we played winning football once we got ahead. The decision making from the lads was really good and I thought they deserved the win.

“You can see how much it means to the lads when they scored. The togetherness was there for all to see. The lads deserved that today.”


On Louis Jones and Branden Horton’s continuing impressive displays:

“Branden was effective today in all areas. He got us up the pitch.

“He is young and there is still plenty to come from him. For him to be producing the numbers he is now from left back shows what a bright future he has.

“Louis’ confidence is high, and he put in a great performance. He showed real maturity and mental strength to get over that tough period for him, and he's keeping the shirt at the moment."

On how much of a difficult test Shrewsbury were:

“Shrewsbury are hard workers. We saw how hard they worked against Wigan in midweek, so I think that took a lot of energy out of them.

“We stopped them from playing and we kept mixing it up. We controlled the game in midfield and got to play out from the back for a bit.”

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