Turner chuffed by Bradshaw

Graham Turner was delighted for striker Tom Bradshaw after he netted Shrewsbury's second goal in a 2-0 home win over Swindon.

Last Updated: 17/08/13 at 21:40

Graham Turner: Can't fault victory

Graham Turner: Can't fault victory

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Wales Under-21 international Bradshaw had not scored a league goal since October 2011 when he scored against Accrington.

But he brought that near two-year wait to an end when he came off the bench and then robbed defender Nathan Byrne before drilling home five minutes from time.

It ensured Shrewsbury, much the better side, finally doubled their advantage after impressive debutant Adam Reach, on loan from Middlesbrough, had fired them into an early lead.

"It might sound daft but I think it just took the pressure off Tom, leaving him out," said manager Turner.

"He's played the first three games and I think I'm right, he had barely had a shot at goal, but coming on as sub when he's fresh and one or two are getting tired, that's his strength, his mobility and his pace. He got himself free and might have got more from that position."

Turner was relieved to see Bradshaw's strike hit the net after admitting he was a little concerned with the number of chances his side squandered at 1-0 ahead.

"You fear the worst when you're throwing away chances like we had, but we stood strong at the back," he said. "We were solid as a team and I thought we deserved more than the two goals."

Turner was also pleased with the impact of Reach, his latest loan recruit, who offered Shrewsbury an extra dimension wide on the left.

He added: "Adam did well on his debut, it was a good goal and he might have had another one. I think he can score goals and I think he's scored goals on his debuts wherever he's been."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

heyremind me of Utd's treble winning side. Swashbuckling and risk prone. We ha Jaap Stam to paper over the cracks at the back though. Not sure they have their Jaap yet.

HarryBoulton
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

A

lexis Sanchez; too good for Liverpool, Stevie. :)

pires
Suarez 'too good for Arsenal'

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

Footer 365

Patrice Evra reveals he would have been Man Utd captain if he had stayed

Patrice Evra has revealed he would have been made captain if he had stayed at Manchester United.

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets further signings

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to further strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1.

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres will stay at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Sky Sports News Fernando Torres will not be sold during this transfer window.

Mail Box

Plenty Of Reasons Why Lukaku's Worth It

The mailbox defends Everton's enormous outlay on Romelu Lukaku, while we also have mails on Spurs and Suarez. Oh, and worrying about the new magic spray...

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property