Marcus gives us his preview ahead of Town's home game against Barnsley
Tonight, Shrewsbury Town play their second home game in a row as Barnsley visit Montgomery Waters Meadow. The Tykes currently occupy fifth place with 25 points from their 13 games so far this season. They've only lost twice this season and both of those defeats have been away from home with the most recent being a 2-0 defeat at Charlton on Saturday with the second most recent a 1-0 defeat at Coventry last month.
Head to Head
We've played forty times against the Tykes but only in the league, we've never played in any of the cup competitions. Our most recent game was in 2015/16 in League One at the Meadow which we lost 3-0. Our most recent away victory over the Tykes was at home in the same season and we managed a 2-1 away win with goals from Mark Ellis and Jordan Clarke. In total, Barnsley have beaten us 19 times with Town winning 12 and 9 games ending in draws.
Kieffer Moore 7
Brad Potts 5
Mamadou Thiam 4
George Moncur 4
Alex Mowatt 4
Dimitri Cavare' 3
3 at home and 2 away.
The 15 minutes either side of half time are Barnsley's most productive with five goals scored before the break and three in the first fifteen minutes after the break.
The Tykes have won 57% of their away games against L1 average of 37%.
They have conceded an average of less than 1 goal per away game compared to the L1 average of 1.29.
Barnsley have scored three or more goals, five times in League One, this season.
They have failed to score in three games with the most recent being their game at Charlton at the weekend.
Scott Oldham from Lancashire. Games this season: 4. Yellow Cards:16. red cards: 0.
Assistants: Joe Simpson and Andrew Hendley
Fourth Official: Mark Howes
Dan Pinillos is suspended following his fifth yellow card of the season on Saturday.
Shaun Whalley will be out of action tonight after a calf injury forced him off on Saturday. The injury may see Abo Eisa play for the first time since late last season.
The matches are coming thick and fast and tonight is another game against one of the top teams in the division. Barnsley are one of League One's top goalscorers with only Peterborough scoring more times on the road. So it's going to be another difficult match and we'll need to work very hard to get something. However, in the first half against Sunderland we looked the better side to me and if we can perform like that and get the ball in the net a couple of times we stand a decent chance of getting something from the game.