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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

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

Kit

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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