Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Morecambe play host to Shrewsbury at their Mazuma Stadium on day 1 of the new League One campaign. Morecambe failed to find the net in the previous two warm-up games against Middlesbrough (0-3) and Carlisle (0-0), and we predict that they will struggle in front of goal in the season opener as well. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Cole Stockton, who scored 23 goals in the English third tier last season.
The Shrews, on the other hand, were anything but impressive in front of goal in pre-season as well, and seeing that they often struggle on the travels, a low-scoring affair is on the cards at Mazuma Stadium. Summer signings Chey Dunkley, Tom Bayliss, and Aiden O’Brien are eyeing their official Shrewsbury debuts against Morecambe, while all Josh Vela, David Davis, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Shaun Whalley, Joshua Daniels, and Cameron Gregory left the club.
Highlighted Player (Scott Wootton):
After spending his youth career at English giants Liverpool and Manchester United, Scott Wootton played for the likes of Tranmere Rovers, Peterborough United, and Nottingham Forest on loan at senior level. In the summer of 2013, the defender signed a three-year deal with Leeds United.
Scott Wootton made 66 appearances for the Whites in the league before moving to Rotherham United on loan. In August 2016, the English footballer joined League 1 club Milton Keynes Dons, signing a two-year deal with the Stadium MK outfit. Nowadays, Scott Wootton plays for Plymouth Argyle in the League Two, where he wears the number 5 jersey.
Scott Wootton’s primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances at right-back as well. The 188-cm tall defender, whose preferred foot is right, has three caps for the England U17 team. Scott Wootton was born in Birkenhead, England, on September 12, 1991.
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.