Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bolton play host to Shrewsbury Town at their University of Bolton Stadium in the League One round 11. The Trotters quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Sunderland, with the team rolling over Charlton 4-1, and, no doubt, the midweek triumph gave them a confidence boost. Kieran Lee, who impressed in the crushing of the Red Robins, will be one of the men to watch in the home team.
All Lloyd Isgrove, Liam Edwards, and Xavier Amaechi are out of contention with injuries for the hosts. The Shrews, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Wycombe. Shrewsbury Town sit in the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s clash, and given Bolton’s display in the victory over Charlton, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. In their last meeting at the venue the two teams played out a 1-1 draw, but home win should be considered this time out.
Highlighted Player (Gethin Jones):
Born in Perth, Australia on October 13, 1995, Gethin Jones is a professional footballer who plays for Carlisle United in the League Two as a defender. Jones is a product of the Wrexham football school, but he played for Everton at youth level as well.
The pacey right-back made only one appearance for the Toffees as he played against Krasnodar in the Europa League 2013/2014 season. Gethin Jones played for the likes of Plymouth Argyle (loan), Barnsley (loan), Fleetwood Town, and Mansfield Town (loan) as well before joining his current club Carlisle United. Jones is eligible to play for Australia and Wales despite playing for the Wales U17, U19, and U21 teams in the past.
He made his League Two debut with Carlisle United in a 3-2 win over Stevenage on September 14, 2019. Jones’ main position is right-back, but he is used as both right midfielder and left-back as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Shrewsbury):
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town are a professional club that play home games at New Meadow stadium, the venue which was opened in 2007 and has the capacity of 10,361. Shrewsbury Town were founded back in 1886, with some reports indicating the club was established at the Lion Hotel.
The Blues wear blue shirts with yellow stripe and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is purple. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances as he played 190 games for the club, scoring 9 goals in the league. Both Wolverhampton and Walsall are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but there have always been fireworks in matches between Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United as well.
The two teams face each other in the “A49 derby” and it has to be noted that the Blues have built rivalries with Chester City and Wrexham as well.