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ACADEMY: Town Take On Bury

5 April 2019

Shrewsbury’s U18’s will be looking for their fourth win in a row in all competitions when they return to Youth Alliance League action against Bury on Saturday.

Town secured their second consecutive league win after defeating Accrington Stanley by three goals to two last week, and Callum McKenzie gives an insight into how his team will prepare for the fixture.

He said: “We had Sunday and Monday off, and will be back in Tuesday to Friday. It’s a four-day lead in so it’s a normal week for us again.

“It seems a while since we’ve had a full lead in to a game; so we’ll prepare as we normally do.

“I think Bury are a really good side, it’ll be very similar to Rochdale. So, we’ll prepare very much the same way and we’ll set up and put a plan in place to try and get three points again.”

McKenzie and his team made a number of substitutions in the game against Accrington but admits that they have no fresh injury concerns that could affect the team selection.

“I don’t think we have fresh injury concerns. Kian’s just a little bit tight as he’s just recently come back from injury so he got another good 70 to 75 minutes under his belt (against Accrington).

“All the subs were just tactical or we felt that maybe one or two were just starting to tire towards the end of the game which is just to be expected.

“So, no nothing. Hopefully, we’ll have a full squad to choose from on Saturday.

“Reiss Corfield is back as well which is pleasing so more competition there.”

The last time these two sides met was back in December which saw Shrewsbury suffer a 4-2 defeat to this week’s opponents but they will be looking to take all three points this time around.

So if you want to get yourself in the mood before heading to the first team’s match against Scunthorpe, why not come down to the Shrewsbury Sports Village to watch some under 18’s action at 11am. Free admission.






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