Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Doncaster and Shrewsbury go head to head at Keepmoat Stadium on day 22 of the new League One campaign. The Donny are on a three-game losing run in the league, with the team struggling at the back. Head coach Richie Wellens should opt to make changes to the starting XI that faced Oxford United, with all Hiwula, Dodoo, and Bogle pushing for a start.
The Shrews, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Wigan Athletic. Shrewsbury Town want to escape the danger zone, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the League One. Fit-again forward Rekeil Pyke is widely expected to return to Shrewsbury’s starting XI after coming from the bench in the midweek clash. David Davis serves the last of his three-game ban.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
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.