Saturday trip to Blackpool for the U18s
Shrewsbury U18’s travel to Blackpool on Saturday, where they will face The Seasiders in the Youth Alliance League.
Both teams faced each other back in October with Town coming from two goals down to earn a draw, courtesy of Lifumpa Mwandwe and Ryan Grosvenor. The hosts will come into this game looking to go back to winning ways after falling to a 4-2 defeat against Bury last week. Town, however, will be looking for their first win under new manager David Longwell after coming from behind twice to earn a draw against local rivals Walsall last Saturday.
As manager David Longwell took charge of his very first game in the Youth Alliance League just one week ago, he doesn’t know what he will expect from the game away at Blackpool.
He said: “I’m not sure what to expect, but I’m sure it will be a really tough game. You can see that they (Walsall) were very competitive and I’m sure the game on Saturday will be the same.
“I think the boys deserved to win the match (against Walsall); they were just a little bit wasteful in the final third and it’s up to us to brush up on that and go to Blackpool and hopefully we can turn one point into three.
“But I’m sure it will be tough.”
Kian Taylor came off injured in the last remaining minutes of the game against Walsall and Longwell is not yet sure which team he will field at Blackpool, as some factors could affect his team selection.
“It depends. There was a couple of boys who came off with injuries so it really depends on them.
“Some of the boys might go out on loan this week so we’ll just have to wait and see what we have later on in the week and make a decision from there.”
Shrewsbury Town face Blackpool FC in an away fixture on Saturday 2nd March at 11am.