- Jul 1, 2015
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We’ve spent more than our usual budget this summer and the club and manager came out in the media saying that we’ll ‘giving it a go’ this season and not just here to make up the numbers. Cotterill’s come out and said if the best we can hope for is to just stay up/finish mid table then what’s the point of kicking off the season as we may as well just give up now.With all due respect to Shrewsbury, were you ever really likely to have a ‘playoff push’. Surely a mid table season is still a decent one for you
We’ve recruited some decent players who won’t have been cheap in the summer. Player like Dunkley, Shipley, Bayliss and O’Brien won’t have been cheap. Add onto we’ve already got very good League 1 players in Marosi, Pennington, Flanagan, Nurse, Leahy and Udoh. On paper this squad is just as good as the squad Paul Hurst put together which saw us finish 3rd place with a silly high amount of points back in the 17/18 season. If it wasn’t for Wigan and Blackburn throwing ridiculous amounts about then we’d have had a shot at Championship football for the first time in donkeys years.
Unfortunately though, with spending a lot has meant our squad is paper thin and any injuries were always going to have an instrumental impact on us.