Marcus Braddock looks ahead to Saturday's trip to Adams Park
This weekend Shrewsbury Town head to Buckinghamshire to face Wycombe Wanderers. The Chairboys are similar to us in that we've both had a recent improvement of form with Wycombe winning three and drawing one of their last five league games. It took Wanderers until October to record a home win in League One but when they did they won four on the bounce. The last two of those games were won with clean sheets against Rochdale (3-0) and Peterborough (1-0) and although they lost their last home game to Oxford in the CheckaTrade Football League Trophy, it was quite a changed team.
Played for Both Sides
Town haven’t given Bryn Morris permission for this one, which is just as well as he's one of Wanderers top scorers with three goals in league games. Joe Jacobson and Adam El-Abd are both ex-Shrews with Joe Jacobson helping us to get promoted in 2011/12. He left for Wycombe at the end of the following season with well over 100 appearances under his belt. El-Abd played 34 times for us in the 2016/17 season, helping us to stay clear of the relegation places.
Top Scorers (cup goals in brackets)
Adebayo Akinfenwa 4(1)
Joe Jacobson 3
Bryn Morris 3
Fred Onyedinma 3
Four, all from home games.
Adebayo Akinfenwa 6
Joe Jacobson 3
Craig Mackail-Smith 3
Average goals scored per home game 1.4.
Average goals conceded at home 1.
The Chairboys have not conceded in the final 15 minutes of any home game this season.
The last fifteen minutes of games are also the most productive for Wycombe with four goals scored.
Wycombe have scored 62% of their home goals in the second half.
They've conceded three goals in their last four home games.
Referee - Andy Haines from Tyne and Wear. Games this season: 16. Red cards: 3. Yellow cards: 54.
Assistant Referees: Garry Maskell and Adrian Tranter.
Fourth Official: Marc Wilson.
Wycombe: David Stockdale has been drafted in as an emergency loan after previous emergency loan keeper; Queens Park Rangers' Matt Ingram had to return to his parent club. Striker Nathan Tyson is fit and may feature. Decisions will be made on the fitness of Matt Bloomfield, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Michael Harriman and Darius Charles closer to kick off. Bryn Morris will be unavailable for Wycombe.
Town: Danny Coyne and Eric Ramsey have slight injury concerns after the Salford game.. Shaun Whalley is edging closer to fitness.
Wycombe come into this game after a draw at Sunderland and on the back of some very decent home form. They look to be a hard working team and with the goals pretty evenly spread amongst a few players, there isn't one main threat to counter. We'll need to match their work-rate if we're to get anything but we should go into the game with a little more confidence having won our last three away games in all competitions.
This game is part of the EFL's support of Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign. The corner flags will be decorated with rainbow colours, as will both captains’ armbands.
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