Sullay Kaikai returned to Shrewsbury Town on loan a few days ago and is already back amongst the goals; not that we should be surprised.
This highlights package gives you the chance to see Kaikai’s wonderfully taken equaliser from last night. If he continues to perform like this, Alan Pardew will have a seriously tough time ignoring him.
The night didn’t start all that well for the Shrews, who fell behind after just four minutes when Aaron Martin prodded home from close range for Coventry, but it took Sullay and his teammates just five minutes to respond in similar fashion with an altogether more aesthetically pleasing finish.
After intercepting the ball in the middle of the field, talented 23-year-old Larnell Cole shimmied across one defender’s weak attempts to challenge him before sliding a beautifully weighted pass into the path of Kaikai, who took one touch to steady himself before rounding the goalkeeper and slotting the ball into an empty net with a remarkable level of composure.
30 minutes later, the turnaround was completed when Shaun Whalley flicked a header into the far corner of the net through a crowded penalty area, allowing Shrewsbury to head into the interval with a hard-earned lead.
The remainder of the match proved to be a relatively close affair, but with Tony Mowbray’s Sky Blues having lost three consecutive games prior to last night and Shrewsbury having won two on the bounce, it wasn’t overly surprising to see Sullay and co. hang on for a victory which gave them a cushion of eight points on the bottom four with nine games left to play.
Plenty of Palace fans were gutted not to see Kaikai given a chance to impress by Alan Pardew in February, and if he carries on scoring for the League One outfit between now and May, the pressure on the boss will only continue to grow.