Saturday 5 December 2020

New supremo settling in at Shrews

On a very special day for Charlton, the team heads to Montgomery Waters Meadow today to play Shrewsbury Town.  Remembering the play off semi-final defeat, they could be seen as something of a bogey team for us.

Manager Steve Cotterill comments: 'Charlton have predominantly been playing out from the back and have been very good this season. Charlton will be strong for sure in this league. They’ve kept a lot of players that have played in the Championship for them. They are one of the top clubs and top teams in the division.

“Having the fans back is huge. Having them the other night encouraged the lads. That definitely helped them but we have to build on that. It’s a two-way thing. We need to do things to get them off their seats.'

The new supremo who replaced Sam Ricketts after being out of management for two years is taking things one game at a time as he tries to get the team used to his style of play:

Second from bottom Shrewsbury have not won any games at home, but have drawn four and lost three, scoring 8 and conceding 11.

In three of their last four games, the Shrews conceded in injury time which used to be a Charlton problem:

After our solid performance against Ipswich last Saturday, I was mistakenly confident about the MK Dons game.  Surprisingly, MK turned out to be better than Ipswich while we were much worse.   I hesitate to make a prediction about today, but against home draw specialists that could be the outcome.

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