Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After holding Sunderland to a draw at Stadium of Light, Rotherham United will be aiming to return to winning ways in the League One when they host Shrewsbury Town at their AESSEAL New York Stadium. Rotherham United did well to crush Bolton Wanderers in their last home game in the league, which is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Shrewsbury Town.
The Millers aim to move a little closer to the play-offs berth and seeing that they are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that the Shrews have been anything but impressive on the road in the 2019/2020 season, we are tempted to put our money on Paul Warne’s troops. In their last meeting in a competitive match Rotherham United outclassed Shrewsbury Town 4-0 at Montgomery Waters Meadow.
Highlighted Player (Adam Thompson):
Born in Harlow, England on September 28, 1992, Adam Thompson is a defender who plays for Bury in League One. Thompson started his youth career at Watford and after making 14 appearances for the Hornets at senior level, he moved to Southend United, signing a permanent deal with the club in January, 2014.
It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers and Barnet on loan as well before joining the Shakers. Adam Thompson has a short loan spell at Bradford City in the 2017/2018 season, but he made no more than nine appearances for the Bantams. Despite being born in England, Adam Thompson decided to represent Northern Ireland in international matches.
He made his debut with the Northern Ireland national team on February 9, 2011, coming from the bench in a 3-0 loss to Scotland. His main position is centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine showings at right-back 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.