Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football match at Greenhous Meadow pits together Shrewsbury Town and Gillingham. The Shrews do not seem to be at their sharpest at the start of the season, with the team collecting only two points from the first three league fixtures. The hosts are eager to return to winning ways in the League One as soon as possible, but beating Gillingham behind closed doors is easier said than done.
The good news for the hosts is that defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell has overcome his injury. The Gills, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a day 1 loss to Hull City, with the team beating both Wigan and Blackpool in the previous two league fixtures. Gillingham boss Steve Evans is unlikely to make changes to the starting line-up that faced the Seasiders, and, taking everything into account, the visitors should take advantage of the Shrews’ current form.
Highlighted Player (Donald Love):
Donald Love is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town as a defender. Love’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Born in Rochdale, England on December 2, 1994, Donald Love started his youth career at Nortwich Town before joining Manchester United football academy in 2002.
Eleven years later he signed a professional contract with the famous English club and he made his Man Utd debut in a 2-1 loss to Midtjylland in the 2015/2016 Europa League knockout stages. During his spell at Manchester United Donald Love was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and in the summer of 2016 he joined Sunderland.
After making 27 appearances for the Black Cats in the league, Love moved to fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town. Despite being born in England, Donald Love represents Scotland in international matches. The Shrewsbury Town defender has 5 caps with Scotland U21 team.
Highlighted Team (Gillingham):
Founded back in 1893, Gillingham FC are an English club that compete in the League One. The Gills are well known for their blue shirts with black stripes, but they wear white shirts with a little yellow and blue, and yellow shirts when playing on the travels.
Priestfield Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding up to 11,582 spectators. Gillingham City have been playing at the stadium since the club’s foundation. Speaking of the club’s main rivals, over the years the Gills have built up a rivalry to Swindon Town. However, it has to be noted that Swindon fans do not consider Gillingham their biggest rivals.
Former goalkeeper Roy Hillyard is the Gillingham City player with the most appearances. The English shot-stopper played for Gillingham City from 1974 to 1991, making 655 appearances for the club. Brian Yeo is the team’s all-time top scorer, netting 149 goals in 387 appearances for the club from 1963 to 1975.