Rodgers prepared to wait
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Shrewsbury Town top scorer Luke Rodgers has said he will accept manager Jimmy Quinn's decision to leave him out of The Shrews' line-up at Gravesend on Saturday.
Quinn made the controversial move to axe his prize asset in favour of new signing Duane Darby, a £15,000 capture last week from Rushden & Diamonds.
The Shropshire club won the match 3-0, with Rodgers featuring for less than 30 minutes.
The 21 year-old, who has been a target for a number of league clubs so far this season, commented: "Obviously I wasn't happy being dropped but at the end of the day I haven't been playing well for the last month now and I accept that.
"I think playing with the gaffer up front is like going back to the Johnny Gayle days when we just hoofed the ball up to him and I was expected to run around and feed off his flick-ons and I don't think that's my style.
"But it's his decision and if he feels we should play a certain way then I've got to go along with that, give him 200 percent and try and do enough to convince him to pick me again."
Rodgers has scored 54 goals in 101 league games for the club he joined in 1999 as a trainee.
Quinn is struggling with a hamstring injury which could prompt Rodgers' return on Tuesday at Leigh RMI.
The Shrews also have back-up in the form of ex-Crewe striker Colin Cramb, who scored on Saturday at Gravesend.