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Shrewsbury 'Not in a position to buy goals' - Cotterill

calendario 16.02.2022
by: SalopHopper
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Shrewsbury 'Not in a position to buy goals' - Cotterill

Shrewsbury Town manager Steve Cotterill has admitted that his side aren't in a position to buy goals after drawing another blank away at Plymouth on Saturday.

Shrewsbury, currently sat just four points off the relegation zone, are winless in seven league games after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Home Park at the hands of Steven Schumacher's Plymouth, a defeat that ended a run of four draws. 

In that period The Shrews have scored just two goals, including one penalty, and Cotterill has explained that he doesn't think the club have the required budget to purchase guaranteed League One goalscorers.

“I don’t think we’ve ever been fluent with goals, ever since I’ve been here,” said the former Bristol City boss.

“Because what you do is you buy goals, that’s what you do. That’s why the strikers are always more money, their wages are nearly always more than everybody else’s.

“You buy goals, we haven’t got that luxury, to go out and buy goals, like some teams have.

“That’s where it is, there’s nothing I can do about that.”

Cotterill has been searching for a proven centre-forward for the last two transfer windows, bringing in Exeter City striker Ryan Bowman in the summer, who has scored six league goals for the club since arriving, and Bristol City striker Saikou Janneh on loan in January. 11-goal Daniel Udoh, who scored the opening goal against Liverpool at Anfield this season, has been Shrewsbury's go-to striker this season, however his goal tally has dried up of late.

Shrewsbury welcome fellow strugglers Morecambe to the Montgomery Waters Meadow on Saturday in what could be a relegation six-pointer and a huge three points for both sides.
  Source: Shropshire Star

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