Boss eager to oversee a change in fortunes.
Reflecting on the past few days, he said "It's been a tough week after losing last weekend, because we were doing so well for thirty minutes and looking good until the red card.
And he is prepared to take on the Shrews fresh from their FA Cup game against Manchester United earlier this week.
He continued: "I've spoken to people in the game and they think the same as I've been telling everyone over the past few weeks.
"We've all got to keep working hard, and I've got to stick to my principles.
"People keep reminding me that it was a tough situation when I first arrived, and even though my pride has been hurt, you have to keep working hard and do the right things.
"Saturday's game is going to be a tough task, they have a couple of good forward players, but we are looking forward to it."