Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Highbury Stadium pits together Fleetwood Town and Shrewsbury Town, the two teams who are eyeing a place in the League One play-offs. Fleetwood Town suffered a 1-0 loss to Burton Albion at Pirelli Stadium in their last league fixture, but it is well known that they produce much better displays at home than on the travels.
The Fishermen aim to regain their spot in the top six, and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at Shrewsbury Town on Matchday 28. The Shrews, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their five-match winless run in all competitions. Considering that the visitors have been struggling to find their best form at the start of 2020, and given Fleetwood Town’s home record, we predict that the Shrews are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Lancashire.
Highlighted Player (Josh Morris):
Josh Morris is an English professional footballer who plays for Fleetwood Town in League One. Born on the 30th of September, 1991, the 28-year-old is a versatile midfielder capable of playing in multiple different positions. He has capped for England at the under-20 level, making his debut against France U20 on the 9th of February, 2011.
He has also featured for England in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. The Preston local joined Blackburn's youth academy in 2004 and signed his first professional contract with the club in September 2010. A couple of months later, on the 27th of November 2010, Morris made his first-ever professional appearance in a 7-1 league defeat to Manchester United. His following time at Blackburn included loan spells at clubs Yeovil Town, Rotherham, Carlisle United and Fleetwood Town.
He then joined Bradford in 2015 on a permanent deal, thus finally ending his 12-year long involvement with parent club Blackburn. After a timid season with The Bantams, Morris joined Scunthorpe on a three-year contract and featured 125 times for the club, scoring 37 and assisting 30 goals in the process. At the end of the 18/19 season, he rejoined Fleetwood and is currently on a two-year contract with the club.
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.