Shrewsbury Town hosts Cambridge United at New Meadow this Saturday in League One. Both sides sit in the bottom half of the table and need a win to put even more distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
Shrewsbury Town currently sit 15th in League One after 29 games. The Shrews have ten wins, three draws and 16 losses, leaving them on 33 points, ten points above the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Shrewsbury have two wins and three losses.
Nohan Kenneh opened the scoring for Shrewsbury in the ninth minute and Chey Dunkley doubled the lead in the third minute of the first half added time. Jordan Shipley added a third in the second half and despite a goal from Shaun Rooney, Shrewsbury held on for the 3 - 1 win over Fleetwood. In the Third Round of the FA Cup, Shrewsbury hosted Wrexham. Thomas O’Connor scored the only goal of the game in the second half to give Wrexham the 1 - 0 win.
Back in League One, Shrewsbury took on Stevenage. Late in the game, Jamie Reid grabbed the only goal of the game to give Stevenage a big 1 - 0 win. Shipley gave Shrewsbury the 1 - 0 lead at halftime, but just six minutes into the second half Joel Randall equalised for Peterborough. Josh Knight then grabbed a goal to give Peterborough the 2 - 1 win.
The last time out for Shrewsbury was against Northampton Town. Daniel Udoh and Dunkley both scored in the second half to give Shrewsbury the 2 - 0 win.
Cambridge United sit just below Shrewsbury in 16th in League One. In 27 games, Cambridge have eight wins, eight draws and 11 losses which leaves them on 32 points, just nine points above the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Cambridge have one win, two draws and two losses.
Early in the second half, Jordan Brown and Dan Agyei both scored to give Leyton Orient the 2 - 0 win with Cambridge only managing two shots on target. In the Third Round of the FA Cup, Cambridge took on Championship Blackburn Rovers. Jack Lankester and Sullay Kaikai were both on the scoresheet in the first half, but a hat-trick from Sammie Szmodics gave Blackburn the 3 - 2 lead at halftime. Arnor Sigurosson and Harry Leonard both scored in the second half to give Blackburn the 5 - 2 win.
Lyle Taylor opened the scoring late in the second half for Cambridge as Promise Omochere equalised just six minutes later. However, Kaikai popped up with a goal in the 91st minute to give Cambridge the 2 - 1 win. Cambridge failed to get a single shot on target and had just 37% of the possession in the 0 - 0 draw with Exeter City.
The most recent outing for Cambridge was against Burton. Despite the red card to Steven Seddon just after the hour mark, Cambridge were unable to convert any of their 21 shots and had to settle for the 0 - 0 draw.
Shrewsbury and Cambridge have met 38 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1973. Cambridge have the slightly better record in the fixture with 15 wins in comparison to Shrewbury’s 12 wins, the other 11 games ending in a draw.