I am fairly confident that we would have won that tonight with Stubbs and Cheick playing. What is it with City that when we start to look good and make progress we get plagued with injuries to key players. Many seasons are the same.
Shrews were poor but grew in to the game and we faded. If you're [email protected] at the back you're not going to achieve. Last season our defence was so solid and we won away 1 nil a lot. I'm confident if our usual centre halves were available we'd have won that.
Our wing backs were poor second half, Nombe looked off the pace a bit but I thought that last game as well. Key looks L1 standard at best, not sure he's gonna get that big move.
It was crying out for Smith in the last 20 mins not the last 2.
Were the fark is Stubbs? I thought he was over his knee problems last season but clearly not. We desperately needed him tonight to organise that back line.
P!ssed off but a win on Saturday and all will feel okay again.
Poor second half from us but still more than good enough to get at least a point. More poor defending for the winner. Grounds has probably picked up a knock after that disgraceful challenge so he will be out on Saturday.
Things aren't going our way at the moment.
Obvious to say but conceding the first goal so soon after going 2-1 up ****** us. Would much rather it had stayed 1-0 at that point. We always looked dangerous but seemed to fade a bit in the final 30 mins, so a Shrewsbury winner was always likely. Just so gutting it came so late.
This might be controversial but I’m heartened that we tried to push forward all game. Ok so had we been able to shut up shop and won, it would have been perfect but I think MT felt attack was our best form of defence tonight as we were so threadbare at the back.
Not the end of the world and we’ve got a great opportunity to put it right on Saturday.