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Preview: Shrewsbury Town (H)

All the important information ahead of Stanley's clash with Shrewsbury

19 August 2019

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman will be hoping his side can build on the draw with AFC Wimbledon at the weekend when they welcome Sam Ricketts' Shrewsbury Town to the Wham Stadium on Tuesday 20th August, 7.45pm kick-off.

Colby Bishop's second half header ensured that Stanley earned their first point of the season despite playing the last half hour of the game with 10-men, after Zaine Francis-Angol was shown a red card on his debut for the club.

The Shrews come into Tuesday night's game on the back of a 0-0 home draw with Rochdale, having beaten Portsmouth on the opening day of the season before losing to Milton Keynes Dons a week later.

Ricketts has been in charge of the club since December 2018, and he became the first manager to win on his Shrewsbury debut since Graham Turner in 2010 when his side defeated Walsall 2-1 in the EFL Trophy.

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The Shrews currently occupy 12th place in Sky Bet League One, with Stanley still sitting in 19th.

Stanley got the better of the two sides in the corresponding fixture with a 2-1 win in December 2018, but Shrewsbury did win 1-0 in the reverse fixture two months earlier.

Shrewsbury Town Line-up Against Rochdale (3-4-1-2)

GK: Max O'Leary
CB: Omar Beckles
CB: Ethan Ebanks-Landell
CB: Aaron Pierre
RM: Donald Love
CM: Sean Goss
CM: David Edwards
LM: Ryan Giles
CAM: Luke McCormick
ST: Steve Morison
ST: Shaun Whalley

Key Players

Ethan Ebanks-Landell - Ebanks-Landell is a youth product of the Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy and he made 50 appearances for the senior side. The defender spent time out on loan at Bury, Sheffield United, Milton Keynes Dons and Rochdale during his time at Molineux. The 26-year-old joined Shrewsbury in the summer and he he has made three appearances so far this season.

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David Edwards - Edwards began his footballing career with Shrewsbury before joining Luton Town in 2007. A move to Wolverhampton Wanderers followed a year later and the midfielder spent nine years with the club, making 307 appearances during that time. Edwards then spent two years with Reading, before returning to his hometown club this year. During his two spells with the club, the 33-year-old has made 111 appearances for Shrewsbury.

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Steve Morison - Morison has scored goals wherever he has been, most notably for Millwall where he found the net on 92 occasions and provided 66 assists in 336 appearances for the club over two different spells. The 35-year-old has represented the Welsh national team on 20 occasions. The striker joined Shrewsbury during the summer transfer window and he has made three appearances for the club to date.

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Team News - Shrewsbury Town

Sam Ricketts could still be without midfielder Romain Vincelot who missed the draw with Rochdale through injury.

Team News - Stanley

Stanley's Offrande Zanzala is expected to be fit after missing the first three games of the season with a slight injury, and John Coleman will be without Zaine Francis-Angol who is suspended following his sending off in the 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon.


Tickets for the match at the Wham Stadium are still on sale from the club shop, and will be available up until kick-off.


Stanley will be wearing their home kit for Tuesday's Sky Bet League One game at the Wham Stadium, CLICK HERE to buy yours!

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Match Reports

Stanley 2-3 Shrewsbury Town

Stanley let two goal lead slip in the last 13 minutes

20 August 2019

It looked as though Accrington Stanley would grab their first win of the season, but three late goals ensured that Shrewsbury Town left the Wham Stadium with all three points, despite goals from Colby Bishop and Dion Charles giving John Coleman’s side a two goal lead with 13 minutes left to play.

Both sides had struggled for goals in previous games, and the first half reflected that with few threatening chances.

However the second half couldn’t have been more of the opposite, as Bishop converted a penalty that he had won himself to grab his third goal in as many games, following goals against Sunderland and AFC Wimbledon.

Minutes later and Stanley doubled their lead through a rocket of an effort from Dion Charles, who grabbed his first goal in the EFL with that strike.

At that stage it looked as though the first win was going to come under the lights, it a Mark Hughes own goal on 77 minutes reduced the deficit.

Seven minutes later and the visitors had their equaliser as substitute Fijiri Okenaburhie knocked the ball past Dimitar Evtimov after a corner was whipped into the box.

The winner came on 89 minutes when Joe Maguire misjudged the bounce and another substitute Daniel Udoh raced away with the ball and slotted it past Evtimov.

Stanley had the best of the first half chances through Courtney Baker-Richardson and Jordan Clark.

Shrewsbury’s Shaun Whalley almost found himself through on goal towards the end of the first half, but captain Seamus Conneely performed an excellent tackle to put an end to the attack.

After the break, Stanley could have had a penalty when Clark was bundled over, but the referee booked the winger for simulation.

Stanley could have grabbed an equaliser deep into injury time when Bishop knocked the ball down well towards Ross Sykes, but the defender fired his shot way over the crossbar.

Coleman will now take his side to Fleetwood Town on Saturday 24th August, 3pm kick-off.

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