Liam Lawrence: Shrewsbury Town skipper sorry for 7-1 humiliation

Liam Lawrence
Liam Lawrence has played 538 senior games for eight different clubs

Shrewsbury Town captain Liam Lawrence says Saturday's 7-1 thrashing by Chesterfield left him feeling "disgusted, embarrassed and upset".

Town's heaviest defeat for over half a century, since a 7-1 loss at Southend in April 1964, leaves them a point above the League One relegation zone.

"It's probably my worst day in football, result-wise," Lawrence, 34, told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"I'm disgusted and embarrassed for the fans. To lose 7-1 is so upsetting."

Shrewsbury conceded two penalties and had Junior Brown sent off in an afternoon to forget against the Spireites, who claimed their first win in any competition since early November.

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I wanted to pay for fans - Lawrence

"We didn't stick to the plan we worked on in training all week," added Lawrence. "We defended poorly, a sending off, two penalties. Add them up and it's some day at the office.

"To come off a win at Crewe, then come here and put in that performance, it's baffling. If I had enough money I'd pay for all the tickets. I am sorry. It won't happen again, that's for sure."