A fairly comfortable first half was overshadowed by a disappointing second, with two individual errors throwing away the win. Did any player come out with any credit?
Remi Matthews (2/10): Wasn’t the busiest today but didn’t command his box at all and seems to fill the team with dread whenever he faces a shot. Far too weak when rushing out of goal and should have done much better for Shrewsbury’s first goal. Extremely lucky to have their third ruled out for offside after another calamitous error.
Max Power (6/10): Got forward well and produced a number of accurate long balls. Still looks uncomfortable defending from right back and was all over the place positionally.
Jordan Willis (N/A): Came off after a few minutes with a painful looking recurrence of his knee injury.
Bailey Wright (6/10): Kept things simple and looked at ease throughout the match. Made one fatal error with a miscommunication with Matthews that ultimately cost us the win.
Jake Vokins (4/10): Fairly poor, not offering anything in attack and a weak link in defence. In the second half Vokins was targeted, just as our full backs have been all season. Lost Chapman for the second which totally changed the direction of the game. Received no help from McGeady.
Grant Leadbitter (6/10): Started well with impressive passing and composure. Faded after half time as we conceded possession in midfield, with Grant struggling to keep up with the pace of the game.
Josh Scowen (5/10): Didn’t have the quality on the ball that we needed to control possession. Lots of tenacity which is expected from Scowen, but that isn’t good enough when we’re expected to take control of every match.
Jordan Jones (6/10): Ran down blind alleys at times, but also drew fouls from defenders really well with his pace and directness. Brought something different to our set pieces, causing chaos a couple of times from corners.
Aiden O’Brien (7/10): Put the lads ahead with an excellent one on one finish. Held it up well and showed glimpses of why he was well liked at Millwall.
Charlie Wyke (5/10): Other than missing one free header, Wyke had a quiet game. Despite our attacking options on the pitch he couldn’t link up with anyone and cut an isolated figure.
Aiden McGeady (5/10): Far too selfish in possession, giving it away needlessly too often and too close to our goal. After a bright start he seemed to take responsibility for the match and tried to do everything himself.
Dion Sanderson (6/10): Didn’t look too challenged defensively, but in possession he went for the long ball too often. Just needs a bit more composure on the ball to become a top player at this level.
Lynden Gooch (6/10): Added pace and at least tried to make things happen when we chased an equaliser.
Luke O’Nien (6/10): Was on original team sheet but didn’t start. Then bizarrely brought on as a left sided centre back.
Jack Diamond (6/10): Had an impact from the bench, stretching the pitch and running at defenders similar to Jones did earlier on.