Wroe's a real wonder -Turner

Published Add your comment

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner hailed the impact of match-winner Nicky Wroe after he grabbed the goal to sink Stevenage 1-0 on his home debut.

The former Torquay man, the most influential player on the pitch, made the breakthrough in the 37th minute. Lionel Ainsworth's shot was blocked but Wroe controlled instantly before flicking a measured shot to the far corner of the net.

Turner said: "I've got to say he looks a good £10,000 worth which is what he's cost us from Torquay."

He added: "It was a good finish, very composed, he got himself into a good position to pick up the loose ball and he deserved the goal. He's played three games for us, we've won all of them, so it's a good start.

"Stevenage were never going to come here and lie down, they were organised and took the game to us.

"We've played a few more games than some of the sides around us in the table but we're in an automatic promotion spot which at this stage is where we want to be. We've just got to kick on now."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley felt his side had been "mugged".

Westley said: "For large periods of the game we've dominated, certainly in the second half.

"People can say what they want about them maybe sitting in a bit at 1-0 but I said to Graham (Turner) at the end that I felt as though we had been mugged.

"He didn't have anything to say back to me which is probably an indication that he felt the same way."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Shrewsbury Town
Nicky Wroe
Lionel Ainsworth
League Two
Torquay United

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again