Ex-Peterborough United million-pound signing Tyrone Barnett admitted it was a ‘great feeling’ to score a crucial goal against his old club at the ABAX Stadium today (December 12).
Barnett struck 10 minutes from time - and 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute - to earn Shrewsbury a 1-1 League One draw at Posh.
The 30 year-old, who cost Posh a club record £1.2 million in 2012, was jeered by homefans as he came onto the pitch. He celebrated his goal in front of them with a hand on one ear and a finger on his lips.
Barnett said: “I’m pleased as we deserved a point at the least. It was a good feeling to score. Every player wants to come back to an old club and do well.
“I heard plenty of boos when I came on and that’s okay as supporters pay their money to have an opinion.
“I had a good relationship with the players here though and they are probably happy for me to come back and score. I doubt they will say that though!
“I’ve been on the bench for a few games now, but always ready to come on.
“Sulley Kaikai has the ability to make the ball move when he shoots and I didn’t think their ‘keeper would be able to hold on to his shot so I followed it in and managed to put it away.
“We watched some videos of Peterborough beforehand and it’s clear they are a very good side.
“They like to pass the ball out from the back and our game-plan was about stopping that.”
Posh are now fifth in League One, five points off the top two ahead of Coventry’s match with Sheffield United tomorrow (December 13). Shrewsbury are 18th one point above the relegation zone.