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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Shrewsbury Town

27 October 2020

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Fleetwood Town face Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday 27 October at Highbury Stadium in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Shrewsbury Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

Match officials: Robert Madley (Referee), Conor Brown & Paul Graham (Assistant Referees), Aaron Jackson (Fourth Official)

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Fleetwood Town are looking to build on their 2-0 win over Gillingham on Saturday, as the side have now won one drawn one and lost on in their last three league fixtures.

The Cod Army made the long trip down to the south coast on Saturday to face Steve Evans’ Gillingham on Saturday, and they managed to come away victors after goals from Paddy Madden and Ched Evans secured the points on the day.

In the game before, Town fought against Accrington for 90 minutes, creating multiple gilt-edged chances but weren’t able to find the back of the net on the night. The deciding goal was scored by Stanley in the second half as Dion Charles converted a Michael Nottingham long-throw.

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Shrewsbury haven’t had the start to the season that they would have wanted as they currently sit in 20th after seven games.

The Shrews’ latest fixture was a home tie against Rochdale, which they lost 2-1 after two first half goals from Oliver Rathbone and Alex Newby settled the tie, even with Aaron Pierre’s goal on the stroke of half-time.

Before that, Shrewsbury had another home clash with Bristol Rovers, which finished 1-0 to the visiting side, but were on the other side of the results the week before as a 90th minute goal from Leon Clarke secured all three points against AFC Wimbledon.

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Head coach Joey Barton spoke to the media ahead of his side’s clash against Shrewsbury Town at Poolfoot Farm on Monday afternoon. He had this to say:

“We know Shrewsbury are going to be good. They’ve gone away from that back three that they were playing the majority of last season and have some good players in Ollie Norburn, Josh Vela, and obviously Leon Clarke going in there.

“I’ve seen that Charlie Daniels has a really good delivery, which will make them a threat from set plays so we should be well versed in that after playing against Steve Evans and Gillingham who test you at every dead ball opportunity.

“We’ll see what they turn up like and see what they have on offer. We have enough quality in our team to take away from most teams and what they want to do. Once you take away plan A, you see what plans they have in store.”

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One to watch from Gillingham is defender, Charlie Daniels. The 34-year-old joined the Shrews on a free transfer on Friday and was thrown into the squad a day later for their league fixture against Rochdale.

Daniels started his professional career at Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, where he was sent out to Chesterfield, Leyton Orient, and Gillingham on loan to gain valuable experience. The defender then moved permanently to Leyton and managed to make 117 appearances in just three years at the club.

Whilst at The O’s, he went on loan to Bournemouth and then made the move permanent in 2012. Daniels played a part in the side’s rise up the footballing pyramid, as he joined them in League One, playing 34 games in their promotion season to the Championship, and made 42 appearances in the Championship promotion season.

The defender kept his spot in the side and went on to make 129 Premier League appearances across five seasons, before an injury ruled him out for the rest of the 2019/20 season.

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Supporters can now purchase video match passes for Fleetwood Town’s Sky Bet League One clash against Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.

With games still being played behind closed doors, the match pass is your best option to watch the Cod Army during the early stages of the 2020/21 season.

Joey Barton's side host Shrewsbury Town at Highbury Stadium on Tuesday 24 October as they look to build on their 2-0 win over Gillingham- and you can watch the game against Salop for just £10!

If you'd like to purchase your match pass, click HERE.

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Match Reports

Report: Evans goal sees Fleetwood beat Shrewsbury at Highbury

27 October 2020

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Fleetwood Town made it two wins from two on Tuesday evening as they managed to beat Shrewsbury Town 1-0 at Highbury Stadium.

The game took a while to get going but it was Fleetwood who managed to find the breakthrough as Ched Evans perfectly passed the ball into the back of the Shrewsbury net midway through the first-half.

Fleetwood took the lead with the first chance of the game, as Danny Andrew ran through the Shrewsbury backline before playing the ball across the edge of the box, past Paddy Madden, all the way to Evans who slotted the ball perfectly into the bottom left corner.

Town carried on pressing after the first chance with Tom Edwards down the right-wing, he whipped the ball in towards the front post where Madden was waiting, and the forward forced Harry Burgoyne into a decent diving save.

Five minutes before the half-time whistle, Andrew won a 50-50 just inside the Shrewsbury half and then played the ball to Madden, he left it to go through to substitute Callum Camps whose strike from 20-yards was blocked by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Fleetwood still had the momentum in the early stages of the second half as Andrew won a header, which led to Madden being through on the left. He passed the ball into Camps, who was running into the box from the midfield, but his strike was straight at the goalkeeper.

Burgoyne was called into action again a few minutes later as Wes Burns stormed down the right before trying his luck on goal, with his shot being pushed away and eventually cleared.

Shrewsbury had their first real chance of the game 60 minutes as substitute Leon Clarke chested a cross down to Ollie Norburn, who cut onto his right foot, but his effort was blocked by Charlie Mulgrew and collected by Jayson Leutwiler.

Town could have doubled their lead in the 67th minute as Paul Coutts looped a corner into the box, which was cleared only to Evans on the edge of the box, whose strike had to be cleared off the line by Marlon Fossey.

The last chance of the game fell to the visitors as the ball bobbled around a pack Fleetwood box before Daniel Udoh managed to get his strike off, which hit the outside of the post.

Town XI: Leutwiler (GK), Edwards, Andrew, Connolly, Burns (Morris 82’), Duffy (Whelan 61’), Evans, Mulgrew, Coutts (C), Madden, Matete (Camps 26’).

Subs not used: Cairns (GK), McKay, Saunders, Holgate.

Shrews XI: Burgoyne (GK), C.Williams, Norburn (C), Vela, Daniels, Walker (Pierre 89'), Fossey, Barnett (J.Daniels 66’), Udoh, Ebanks-Landell, Pugh (Clarke 52’).

Subs not used: Gregory (GK), Zamburek, Tracey, High.

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