Date: 25th February 2016 at 8:43am
Written by:

In what was basically a ‘free hit’ if you will for Shrewsbury against Man United in the FA Cup on Monday, with the pressure very much off, we now get back to League 1 business against Colchester.

Junior Brown felt the performance in the three-nil defeat against United couldn’t have been better with us acquitting ourselves well against the 11 time FA Cup winners, who after that three-nil win at Greenhous Meadow took up a quarter-final place against West Ham, but now the focus very much turns back to avoiding relegation.

The midfielder told the BBC he feels the Shrews can, and will, take plenty from the game on Monday with us back to the ‘bread and butter’ of the survival bid against rock bottom Colchester, which if we can replicate that performance against them (and for the remainder of the season) will see us stay up.

‘If we can play like that week in, week out, we’ll be fine. We acquitted ourselves well overall. We had the opportunity to test against the best. And it’s given us something to build on for the rest of the season, given the position we’re in in the league. It’s been a great FA Cup run and we got our just desserts getting the tie we did. But it’s time to focus on the league again now and get back to the bread and butter.’

With 15-matches left the most worrying thing is we’ve not won at home in the league since October and that must change! Wins at the likes of Sheffield United, Crewe, Burton and Blackpool have made a difference but with a string of games against those in the bottom half of League 1 coming up wins are essential.

Firstly against Colchester, but will this come?

Bloggers
Join The Vital Debate