Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sheffield Wednesday will look to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Accrington when they take on Shrewsbury Town in the League One round 19. The Owls are eyeing their third consecutive league win, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Fisayo Dele-Bashiru has recovered from an Achilles injury problem, while both Liam Palmer and George Byers should miss out with injuries. Jack Hunt is back.
The Shrews, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team collecting only two points in total from the last five league matches. Since Sheffield Wednesday have turned their Hillsborough into a real fortress, home win should definitely be considered. Fit-again defender Carl Winchester is pushing for a start after coming as a substitute in a 1-0 loss to Barnsley at the weekend.
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.