Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Shrewsbury Town and Accrington Stanley, the two teams who are almost level on points in the League One standings, face each other at Montgomery Waters Meadow in what is expected to be a closer encounter. The Shrews aim to put an end to their eight-game winless run, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against John Coleman’s troops. Seeing that Accrington Stanley No. 10 Pritchard misses the game through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
The visitors did well to beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 at home ground at the weekend, but their away record in the League One is anything but good. In the first half of the season Shrewsbury Town defeated Accrington Stanley 3-2 at Wham Stadium, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Pierre):
Born on February 17, 1993 in Southall, England Aaron Pierre is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town in the League One as a defender. Pierre started his youth career at Fulham at the age of 15 and in 2011 he moved to Brentford youth school.
Speaking of his senior career, the 185-cm-tall defender played for the likes of Brentford, Cambridge United, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town before signing a deal with Shrewsbury Town in the summer of 2019. Aaron Pierre signed for the League One side for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal. Despite being born in England, the Shrewsbury Town footballer represents Granada on the international stage.
He received his first call-up for the Grenada national team in September, 2015, but he has yet to find the net with the Spice Boys. The Grenada international’s main position is centre-back, whereas his preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.