SHREWSBURY boss Steve Cotterill insists they are only worrying about themselves ahead of Saturday’s clash with Wanderers.

Salop are unbeaten in their last five league matches following last weekend’s stalemate against Crewe.

Cotterill's men sit 16th in the League One table – just a point above Wanderers, despite having played an extra game.

“It’s a game we’re looking forward to,” he told the club’s website. “[Preparation] has been going well - I’ve been really pleased with how the boys have trained this week and hopefully they can take it into their performance on Saturday.

“I don’t know if they [Bolton] will be full of confidence. They’ve won a game but their form before that wasn’t so good.

“You never know in this league, sometimes it throws up strange results. I’ve watched the game back, the one between Bolton and Ipswich, and they’ve obviously had a good win but we’re looking forward to playing them this weekend.

“I’d imagine that’s what [Ian Evatt] will be doing - he won’t be any different to any of the other managers when they’re in a bit of a sticky run.

“We’ve had one ourselves, then we go on a run and we stay unbeaten for five games in the league - everybody wants that.

“We’re not particularly interested in what other teams want to do - we’re interested in extending our own unbeaten run on Saturday.”

Despite their recent unbeaten run, Cotterill insists there is still plenty of room for improvement and is determined to keep climbing the league table.

He added: “It’s always helpful [to have momentum]. You’d rather be winning games and be unbeaten than going into games when you’ve won one in six or something like that, so it’s always better to have confidence behind you for any team.

“With the run we’ve been on of late, we’re pleased with it and just want to keep it going.

“I wouldn’t ever settle with what we’re on. We’re looking to improve every week, we want to be better than what we are.

“We’re not happy with where we are at the moment, we want to get even better than that, so it’s always about trying to improve yourself and trying to improve the players and trying to improve the club as a whole.”

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