Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tuesday’s football game at St James Park pits together Exeter and Shrewsbury, the two playoffs-chasing sides. Exeter aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Charlton and Burton, with the team eyeing their sixth home win of the process. Cheick Diabate limped off with injury in a 1-0 loss to Burton, with fellow defender Pierce Sweeney likely to step up.
The Shrews, on the other hand, look unstoppable at the moment, with the team eyeing their seventh consecutive league win. Barring any fresh injury worries, Steve Cotterill is unlikely to make changes to the team that outplayed Port Vale 3-2 in their last league match. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Shrewsbury have been in a much better form of late than Exeter. In their last away game in the English third tier Steve Cotterill’s charges defeated Oxford United thanks to Ryan Bowman’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Nicky Ajose):
Nicky Ajose is an English footballer who started his youth career at Manchester United. Despite signing a professional deal with the Red Devils, Ajose did not see any game action for the English giants at the senior level. After spending the 2010/2011 season on loan at Bury, the 168-cm tall forward signed a contract with Peterborough United in the summer of 2011.
Nicky Ajose played for the likes of Scunthorpe United, Chesterfield, Crawley Town, Bury, and Swindon Town on loan before joining Leeds United on a three-year deal in August 2014. However, the English striker made no more than three league appearances for the Whites before signing a loan deal with Crewe Alexandra. In September 2015, he returned to Swindon Town, signing a three-year contract with the Robins.
Nicky Ajose played for the likes of Charlton Athletic, Bury (loan), and Mansfield (loan) before moving to his current club Exeter City. The Grecians attacker was born in Bury, England, on October 7, 1991, and 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.