Marcus Braddock previews Town's Sky Bet League One fixture against Scunthorpe United.
This weekend Shrewsbury Town take on Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One at Montgomery Waters Meadow. Scunthorpe's last win in League One was a 4-1 home win against fellow struggler's Southend, their last away win was a 1-0 at Fleetwood on 26th January. Their only other win since then was at home to Accrington but they have had decent spells this season. That away win at Accrington was the last in a sequence of 6 games unbeaten with only one draw, they also had a run of eight games without defeat through September although five of those games ended in draws after 90 minutes. The Iron have won twelve games this season, equally split with six coming at home and six away from home. Their home record is marginally better by virtue of four extra draws whilst away from home they've been defeated twelve times, more than any other team in League One apart from bottom placed Bradford.
Lee Novak 11
Stephen Humphrys 4
Tony McMahon 5
Josh Morris 5
George Thomas 5
two at home and three away in League One.
Scunthorpe away stats
The Iron have earned an average of one point per away game from an average of 1 point per game. They concede an average of 1.65 goals per away game and have lost 60% of their away games.
Their best periods in away games are the first fifteen minutes and the last fifteen minutes, during which they scored six times. Their worst period is the second fifteen minutes in League One is the middle portion of the first half, during which they conceded eight times.
Paul Marsden from Lancashire. Games this season: 31. Yellow cards: 86. Red cards:10.
Ollie Norburn is a doubt for Town because of an Achilles injury.
After three points last weekend at Southend we could really do with another to push us further from the drop zone. The potential loss of Ollie Norburn is a bit of a blow but we aren't too badly off for midfielders so hopefully, someone can slot in should Norburn not make it. A good performance will be necessary because Scunthorpe are fighting for their lives and from their point of view, they need the points more than we do.