Staying true to his rate of scoring roughly 1 goal in every 2 games, Tom Eaves scored his first goal for Shrewsbury Town in his second appearance for the team last night. Unfortunately his goal was unable to turn the tide for 10 men Town, as they battled against league leaders Doncaster, and they lost 2-1 to the visitors. Graham Turner has wasted no time deploying Eaves, and has given the striker two 90 minute starts in the 6 days since he came to New Meadow.
Shrewsbury has risen one place in the league since Eaves' arrival to 17th, thanks to a win over Stevenage, which Eaves played 78 minutes of. Speaking to the Shrewsbury Town official website, Eaves expressed his dismay at not turning it into 2 wins in a row,
It's really disappointing to be honest. Even when it was 1-1 I thought we should have got more out of the game. Going down to ten men killed us a bit, but you can't fault the work rate from the lads, it was phenomenal. We worked for every second of the whole 94 minutes, we just gave it everything we had and it's just really disappointing that they got the last minute winner.
I was ecstatic to get my first goal. It's always nice to get a goal, but it's been masked by the loss. We can't dwell on it though, we've got to stay positive for Saturday and get ourselves ready and prepare right.
I think we felt really precious about the equaliser and that we didn't want to lose it after putting so much effort into the game. Maybe a few of us wanted to sit off and hold it for the draw, but the final result doesn't justify the performance.
It seems as though Eaves has already made a positive impression on Graham Turner, and can hope to get another start on Saturday when Town visits Walsall. Keep it up!