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Match preview: Cambridge United

22 October 2021


Match preview: Cambridge United

22 October 2021

Take a look at all the stats and facts ahead of Town's Sky Bet League One clash with Cambridge United.

Shrewsbury Town are back in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon as they host Cambridge United at Montgomery Waters Meadow. Salop will be looking to improve on Tuesday’s midweek 2-0 defeat away to Oxford United.

However, Town will be boosted by the fact that the last time they played at Montgomery Waters Meadow, Salop put in an impressive 1-0 win over play-off hunting Milton Keynes Dons. Against a Cambridge team who are without a win in their last five league games, (since a 2-1 away win against Portsmouth in the middle of September) it could be the perfect opportunity for Salop to pick up three points.

The visitors are having a mixed season in terms of results and currently sit 16th in the league. Having been promoted from Sky Bet League Two last season after finishing second only to Cheltenham Town, they have drawn six games so far this season, the most in the league.

Despite struggles for results so far this season, Mark Bonner has put together some promising results for the U’s. Including a 1-1 draw away against league leaders Plymouth Argyle. Considering Plymouth have dismantled some teams over the course of the season, a draw is a very good result from Cambridge United.

Name: Cambridge United Football Club

Founded: 1912 (109 years ago) as Abbey United

Chairman: Paul Barry

Biggest Victory:

  • 7-0 vs Morecambe, League Two, 2016
  • 7-0 vs Weymouth, Conference Premier, 2007
  • 7-0 vs Forest Green Rovers, Conference Premier, 2009

 Biggest Defeat:

  • 0-7 vs Luton Town, League Two, 2017
  • 0-7 vs Sunderland, League Cup Second Round, 2002

 Highest League Finish: 5th, Football League Second Division, 1991/92

One to Watch: Joe Ironside

Having joined Cambridge from Macclesfield Town in August 2020, Ironside enjoyed his first season with the U’s, scoring 14 goals in 44 appearances as they won promotion back to League One. He’s started this season just as well as he did last year.

He already has six goals in 12 appearances. If Cambridge are to steer clear of a relegation battle, they will need Ironside to remain fully fit, for him to keep scoring and to fire them up the table.


Referee: Simon Mather

Linesmen: Kevin Morris and Mark Jones

Fourth Official: Ravel Cheosiaua


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