Shrewsbury Town blogger Liam Hoofe is getting used to life in League One and his side have made a positive start to the season with a unlucky defeat against promotion favourites Sheffield United and a 1-0 home win against Preston North End. 

Arriving 20 minutes late and already being 1-0 down was far from how I saw myself beginning life as a League One fan. However once I’d finally arrived at Bramall Lane and settled into my seat I was pleasantly surprised with what I witnessed.

We were dominating the game against the league favourites away from home, carving out chances and really making their back four work for their wages but there appeared to be one thing lacking: the ability to score a goal.

Chance after chance came our way but still we failed to put the ball in the net, the final whistle finally came and we had our first tally in the loss column for the new season however things were looking up after a positive display.

Next up were Preston at home, another team that the bookies were tipping for promotion this campaign. With our unbeaten home record being seriously under threat ex-Preston man Paul Parry smashed in a stunning 25 yard hard volley to give us a 1-0 lead and from then on in we never looked back.

A resolute performance from our new-look back-four sealed our first home win on the campaign and give us momentum going into our next home game against current league leaders Tranmere.

All in all it’s been a very optimistic start for us however it is clear too all our fans that a striker is seriously required if we are to challenge for anything this campaign. Neither of our strikers have got their name on the score sheet so far this season and with our back four and midfield looking solid all we need is a man upfront who can smash in the goals.

You can follow me on Twitter @LiamHoofe

 

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