Fleetwood Town are set to face Shrewsbury Town away from home on Sunday 1 January 2023, and we have all the information you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Shrewsbury Town v Fleetwood Town
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Sunday 1 January 2023
Venue: Montgomery Waters Meadow
The Cods come into the game off the back of a narrow defeat away to Barnsley. Despite Admiral Muskwe scoring a late equalising penalty from 12-yards out, it wasn't enough to take a point back to the Fylde Coast.
Town did lose their Boxing Day fixture at home to Sheffield Wednesday, however, only two away trips ago, Town did pick up a win against MK Dons, with Carl Johnston and Dan Batty scoring second half goals.
Scott Brown’s side will be hoping to start the year of 2023 in the right way and win the return fixture over Shrewsbury Town - which was lost at Highbury back in October.
Similarly, to Fleetwood, Shrewsbury don’t come into this one in particularly great form either. A Boxing Day loss to Cambridge and a home defeat at the hands of Cheltenham Town make this game a big one for Steve Cotterill’s men. Like Town, the Shrews’ last victory was on the 10 December against Bolton in a six-goal thriller.
With the Shropshire based side sitting just three places and three points above the Cods, this makes for an exciting encounter. With both teams looking to begin the New Year with a win, with both also aspiring to climb the table, Sunday’s game is going to be an interesting one to say the least.
WHAT THE MANAGER HAD TO SAY REGARDING POSITIVES FROM BARNSLEY
“We competed and I think we deserved more than we got at the end, we played some good football and made some chances and controlled the game at times with possession. But it’s alright saying that but if you don’t put balls into the box, and make teams defend, then it becomes a problem.
“[Cian] Hayes has come on and he did brilliantly for the goal. It’s a lovely pass and was a great run from Admiral [Muskwe] as well – he also did well pulling the trigger from the penalty spot. I’m not sure how he [Mags Andersen] wasn’t sent off but it happens.
“The lads will keep on working, they give so much in every single game and want to play good football, but there always comes a time when we might have to change things up a little bit. If we can’t defend in the box, we might have to change style to be a little bit more solid throughout.”
On the day of the game, there will be two matchday packages available for our UK-based and overseas supporters:
Audio Match Pass - £2.50
Video Match Pass - £10.00
Those who choose the Audio Match Pass option will get access to just the commentary, which will be provided by our partners, BBC Radio Lancashire.
Season passes are available with audio passes for only £45 for the season, for all UK-based members of the Cod Army! You can find more details by heading over to our iFollow page.
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