Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football match at the Valley pits together Charlton Athletic and Shrewsbury Town, the two teams who defeated Northampton and Rochdale respectively in the previous two league fixtures. The Red Robins proved their worth in the midweek clash, with the team moving closer to the playoffs berth. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Northern Ireland international Conor Washington, who scored a brace in the triumph over Northampton.
The Shrews, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Fleetwood, but they need to keep on producing fine displays if they are to secure the League One survival. Both Ryan Inniss and Marcus Maddison are rated doubtful for the hosts, while Shrewsbury boss Steve Cotterill should have a full squad to choose from. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on the Red Robins, who want this win more than the Shrews.
Highlighted Player (Jake Forster-Caskey ):
Born in Southend-on-Sea, England on April 25, 1994 Jake Forster-Caskey is a midfielder who plays for Charlton Athletic in the League One. Forster-Caskey started his both youth and senior careers at Brighton & Hove Albion and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 67 league appearances for the Seagulls first team.
After spending a couple of seasons on loan at the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons and Rotherham United, the English footballer signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Charlton Athletic in the winter of 2017. Jake quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the capital club, scoring 5 goals in 43 appearances in the 2017/2018 League One campaign.
However, he was out of contention for most of the 2018/2019 season with a serious knee injury. His main position is central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and left midfielder as well.
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.