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Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town (A)

23 October 2015

The Shakers travel to Shrewsbury Town tomorrow afternoon, kick-off 3pm, looking to get their League form back on track.

The Shakers went on a magnificent run which saw them stay unbeaten away from home for 262 days, unfortunately the run came to an end on Tuesday night against Bradford City, however this has not derailed the sides morale although there is an air of disappointment.


David Flitcroft will be keen for his squad to use the disappointment as motivation to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking on Saturday against the Shrews.


Shrewsbury who were promoted from Sky Bet League Two with the Shakers last season are currently on a poor run of form, having only won 1 game in their past 5 games and are currently sitting 18thin the League.


The Shakers suffered a disappointing defeat in the same fixture last season, losing 5-0 to a Shrewsbury side that on the day were too much for Flitcroft’s side to handle. The game caused the coaching staff to bring in a number of loan signings that disrupted the squad.


Speaking ahead of the match he said: “We’d had such a good start last season, I think that loss caused us to probably over analyse the squad, which made us bring too many loan signings in when I already had enough good player at my disposable.”


The Shakers are still without a number of players, but are expecting to see the return of Chris Hussey who was out of action on Tuesday night due to a calf injury.


New signing Chris Eagles will be available for the match and Flitcroft has stated that the tricky winger has come to the Club fitter than expected after being without a Club for a few months.


Shrewsbury Town Manager Micky Mellon has also got a number of injuries in his squad including, Ian Black, Jermaine Grandison and Nathaniel Knight-Percival.



If you can’t make the match, live commentary of the game will be on Shakers PlayerHD.

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