Shrewsbury Town will travel to the Weston Homes Stadium this Saturday to take on Peterborough United in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 3:00pm.
Last Saturday, Shrewsbury were 3-2 winners against Bolton Wanderers at Montgomery Waters Meadow. Rob Street scored his first goal for the club to put Salop ahead in the opening two minutes before Dion Charles struck for the visitors to make it 1-1. In the second half, Bolton took the lead after 71 minutes. Christian Saydee then made it 2-2, before the dramatic comeback was completed by Chey Dunkley in the 92nd minute to claim all three points for Steve Cotterill’s side.
Meanwhile, Peterborough United lost 2-1 away at Ipswich Town in their weekend fixture. Conor Chaplin put Ipswich ahead in the 21st minute before Frankie Kent scored 10 minutes after for Peterborough to make it 1-1. Ipswich then went on to win the game in the 58th minute courtesy of another goal from Conor Chaplin.
There have been 59 meetings between Shrewsbury and Peterborough, with Salop winning 21 of those, losing 20 and drawing 18. Most recently, the sides met in the FA Cup second round in November. Salop won 3-1 at Montgomery Waters Meadow to progress into the third round of the tournament. Before this, they last met in League One in January 2021 with Shrewsbury winning 2-0 at home. In October 2020 that season, the fixture at Peterborough finished 5-1 to Posh.
Name: Peterborough United
Stadium: London Road Stadium
Founded: 1934 (88 years ago)
Chairman: Darragh MacAnthony
Manager: Grant McCann
Record league win: 9-1 Barnet, Division Three, 5th September 1998
Record defeat (in any competition): 1-8 vs Northampton Town, FA Cup 2nd Round Replay, 18th December 1946
Highest league finish: 10th, Division One, 1992/1993 season.
One to watch: Jonson Clarke-Harris
Jonson Clarke-Harris has already found the net on 12 occasions in the league this year, and twice in the EFL Trophy. The 28-year-old striker was top scorer for Posh last season with 12 goals in their Championship campaign. Before Peterborough, Clarke-Harris was with Bristol Rovers from January 2019 until he rejoined Posh in August 2020.