Shrewsbury Town will host Lincoln City this Saturday in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 12:30.
Salop come into the game after progressing into the third round of the FA Cup last Saturday. The 3-1 victory against Peterborough at Montgomery Waters Meadow featured all goals in the first half of the game. Tom Bayliss put Shrewsbury ahead inside the opening two minutes before Kwame Poku equalised for the visitors to make it 1-1. Matthew Pennington then restored the lead for Salop in the 35th minute, before Luke Leahy converted a penalty in first-half stoppage time to make it 3-1 for Steve Cotterill’s side.
Lincoln’s last fixture was in the EFL trophy on the 22nd November. The Imps won 4-3 on penalties that night against Morecambe at home to progress into the last 16 of the competition. Tom Hopper put Lincoln 1-0 up in the 53rd minute before Cole Stockton equalised to make it 1-1 and send the game to a penalty shootout.
Before this, Lincoln’s last fixture in the league ended in a 2-1 victory against Morecambe at the LNER stadium. Joe Walsh put his side 1-0 up in the first half, with Ben House scoring in the 67th minute to double their lead. Jensen Weir then grabbed a late consolation for the visitors.
In their last league fixture, Salop lost 1-0 away at Sheffield Wednesday. Mark McGuinness scored the only goal of the game in the 39th minute for the Owls.
There have been 51 meetings between Shrewsbury and Lincoln, with Salop winning 21 of those, losing 18 and drawing on 12 occasions. When the sides met in the Sky Bet League One last season, Shrewsbury won 1-0 at Montgomery Waters Meadow in March this year. The fixture at the LNER Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw.
Name: Lincoln City
Stadium: LNER Stadium
Founded: 1884 (138 years ago)
Chairman: Clive Nates
Manager: Mark Kennedy
Record win (in any competition): 13-0 vs Peterborough United, FA Cup, 1895
Record defeat (in any competition): 3-11 vs Manchester City, Division Two, 1985
Highest league finish: 5th, Football League Second Division, 1901/1902 season.
One to watch: Ben House
Striker Ben House is the Imps' top scorer with six goals so far this season. Five of those have come in the league and one in the EFL trophy. The 23-year-old joined Lincoln from National League side Eastleigh FC in January this year. Previously, House had loan spells at Swindon Town and Dagenham & Redbridge.