Shrewsbury U18’s will be looking to return to winning ways on Saturday when they face an away trip to Morecambe.
Town suffered their first defeat in four Youth Alliance League games last Friday, after narrowly losing to Carlisle United by three goals to two.
The last time these two sides faced each other was in September which saw Shrewsbury beat this week’s opponents 2-0 courtesy of goals from James Rowland and Lifumpa Mwandwe, and Callum McKenzie is expecting another tough game.
He said: “I know I say it every week, but it will be another tough game. It will be a physical game.
“It will be one that we’ve got to be right for because if we’re right and at it and prepare right, then we can definitely win the game.
“But you know I think today (against Carlisle) has reminded the players that if they lose their edge, or if they become slightly complacent then you know; there are some good teams in this league, and they will beat us.
“So, we’ve got to dust ourselves down and go again against Morecambe.”
Friday’s game saw some of the younger academy players feature for the under 18’s and McKenzie has hinted that they could feature again on Saturday.
“I hope so. As I’ve said last week, there are under 16’s and under 15’s that are really pushing the scholars for starting positions.
“That was Elliot Tibbs’ first start for the U18’s (against Carlisle) and I thought he did really well, he really grew into the game. I thought he looked very accomplished at left back.
“Ethan’s been in and around the U18’s team since he was an U15 and has done really well whenever he has come on. So, he’s someone that really needs to be stretched. So, him, Elliot and others will be pushing the lads for the rest of the season.
“So, it’s a good position to be in.”
Shrewsbury Town U18’s face Morecambe away on Saturday 20th April. 11am kick-off.