Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following a 2-1 loss to Peterborough, Shrewsbury Town will look to keep their playoffs hopes alive when they take on Morecambe on Matchday 36. The Shrews have been struggling to find their best form of late, but Saturday’s clash could be the turning point for Steve Cotterill’s charges. Experienced forward Ryan Bowman should be recalled to the starting XI after playing no more than five minutes in the last league match.
The Shrimps, on the other hand, are fighting hard to escape the relegation zone, but given their poor away record (1-5-11), we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s encounter without any difficulties. Max Melbourne limped off with injury in a 1-1 draw with Cambridge United, with Adam Mayor likely to step up. In their last meeting at Greenhous Meadow Shrewsbury crushed Morecambe 5-0.
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 (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.