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MATCH PREVIEW: SHREWSBURY TOWN (A)

13 November 2020

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New manager John Sheridan will be in the first team dug-out for this weekend’s away travel to Shrewsbury Town.

The former Wigan manager was announced as the new Town manager this week, and there would be no better welcome present than a first away League victory of the season.

While Sheridan will be in the dugout, Noel Hunt and Tommy Wright will be the making the decisions for the Reds this weekend.

Town recorded a hard-fought victory against Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night, with Tom Broadbent's late goal to win the contest for the Reds.

This weekend’s fixture at the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium represents a highly important opportunity for both sides to move away from the relegation zone.

Shrewsbury are currently beneath the dreaded dotted line on seven points, while the Reds are only just keeping their heads above water at 20th place and are on nine points.

The opposition:

Shrewsbury have had a frustrating season so far having only recorded one victory and four draws in the League.

Sam Ricketts’ side have not won since the 17th October and have lost four out of their last five matches, with their last point coming in a  1-1 stale mate at home against Burton Albion.

There have been 62 fixtures between the two sides since 1952, with Swindon the victor of 30 occasions, while there have been 16 draws and 16 victories for Shrewsbury.

The Reds are also unbeaten in their previous five fixtures against the Shrews having won three and drawn two between 2014 and 2017.

Team news:

Luckily, following Ellis Iandolo's substitution on Tuesday, his scan results were not as serious as first thought, but he will be unavailable for the coming weeks.


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