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Reserves take on Tranmere

4 March 2014

Young team line up at Lilleshall

Shrewsbury Town's reserve team will have a youthful look for this afternoon's clash against Tranmere Rovers at Lilleshall with young goalkeeper Harry Lewis playing his first game at reserve level.
 
The Final Third Development League clash has been moved away from the Greenhous Meadow to protect the pitch ahead of important League One matches against Bristol City and Crawley over the next week.
 
Manager Mike Jackson also feels it's important not to take any risks with any members of his first team squad so the youth team will fulfil the fixture.
 
With Callum Burton away on England under-18 duty, Meole Brace schoolboy Harry Lewis will have the chance to impress in goal.
 
Harry signed a three-year deal at the Greenhous Meadow last week and defender Dom Smith, who has also signed pro for Town, will also figure this afternoon.
 
"Young Harry's going to play his first game in the reserves and it gives him the chance to get some game time," said the manager.
 
"A lot of the lads had a game in the reserves last week so the first team squad will train together today which I think is the right decision with the couple of injuries we've got at the moment.
 
"I don't want to risk anyone. We'll get a really good session in today and it will be good for the younger lads as well to play in the reserves." 

TOWN RESERVES, from: Harry Lewis, Ryan Hickman, Jeff Watkins, Dom Smith, Ben Burton, Alex Fletcher, Scott Ryan, Niall Flint, Matt Jones, Dave Easthope, Josh Ginnelly, George Carpenter, Alex Ashton, Jack Richards, Sam Molyneux


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