Shrewsbury Town dances to the beat of Dan Udoh
Man of the moment Udoh struck in the 93rd minute to inflict a 1-0 defeat on visitors to London and ensure the popular chant in honor of the fan favorite sounded out of the locker room music system.
The lyrics of ‘na na na na na’ rephrased to sing the serenade Udoh, the former man of Telford, from the reggae ballroom classic ‘Here Comes The Hotstepper’ by Ini Kamoze, are the air on the lips. de Town right now.
Udoh’s new anthem has been sung in every game so far this season and the remix has become extremely popular at Shrewsbury’s Sundorne Castle training base.
Volume was upped once again in the stands at Montgomery Waters Meadow as Charlton was shot late after the forward scored three goals in as many games, with boss Steve Cotterill – who scored a year in charge in style – and man of the match Josh Vela revealing the air is a real party for Town.
Asked about a jubilant locker room after a fourth home win in six, Cotterill said: “Of course they are (take advantage of it).
“This camera, you, everyone talking (in the interviews), they’ll never see the real me.” But the players might in the locker room, that’s what’s going on a bit.
“I leave them alone first, until they all settle down, I’m going to have some quiet time, leave them, let them celebrate what they need to celebrate.”
“Everyone loves him (Udoh) which is awesome he also has a great song, I love the song, I find myself singing it, well it’s going on in my head. It’s eye-catching.
Vela, who was joined in Town North-West’s ‘driving school’ by Udoh, who is currently based in Widnes, added: “Everyone was jumping, cheering, singing the Dan Udoh song, which is great for him.You can’t beat a last minute winner.
“It’s a catchy song, Dan is a great boy and he deserves it, he’s a great boy, I hope he keeps scoring goals.
“He’s on fire by the minute, I’m buzzing for him because he’s a top kid, he works so hard for the team.
“He’s getting his fair rewards now, there’s nothing better than a last minute winner. You can’t help but love her, can you?
“He’s a great boy, I travel with him to driving school every day, I have a lot of time for him, just like the guys, and I have no doubts that he is achieving his goals.”
For the frail and makeshift Shrewsbury, missing a number of key players with injuries and suspensions, the win capped a fine week and four points at home against Sunderland and Charlton as Salop turned to the FA Cup at Carlisle on Saturday .