Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Shrewsbury Town will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Oxford United and Doncaster Rovers when they take on Wigan Athletic at Greenhous Meadow. The Shrews have been struggling at the back of late, but despite their poor form, they will almost certainly secure the League One survival. Since Shrewsbury have two games in hand, they would be happy with one point from Tuesday’s clash. Aaron Pierre is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Latics, on the other hand, look unstoppable in the season finale, with the team winning each of their previous three league fixtures. Wigan Athletic are on a three-game winning run in the League One, but they are still only four points clear of the relegation zone. Since the visitors want this win more than the hosts, we are tempted to put our money on interim manager Leam Richardson and his troops. Both Scott Wootton and Tom Pearce are likely to miss the game with injuries for the visiting team.
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 (Wigan):
Wigan Athletic are one of the winners of the English FA Cup. The Latics won the prestigious trophy in 2013, with the team upsetting Manchester City in the title game. This is considered the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that Wigan played in the UEFA Europa League in the 2013/2014 season.
Wigan have been playing their home games at the DW Stadium since 1999 and they had played at Springfield Park in the past. Chorley are considered Wigan’s fierce rivals, but the two teams last met in 1971, when they competed in the Northern Premier League. The likes of Preston North End, Bury, Oldham Athletic, Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are regarded as Wigan Athletic’s rivals as well.
The club was founded in 1932 and they competed in the English Premier League from 2005 to 2013. The colour of Wigan’s home kit is blue and white (stripes).