'Suddenly do a second interview'? Mate, the Gazette does separate interviews to BBC Tees, they ask different questions and BBC Tees don't have to report it, they're separate entities.
I know people don't trust the club at the moment but this is really in tin-foil hat territory.
Despite the shambles the club is I really can’t see them forcing a player to read out a script to the gazette. I don’t understand those quotes at all though so can’t think up any alternative explanation other than Shotton just trying to be positive.