Shrewsbury Town host Peterborough United in the second round of the FA Cup this Saturday afternoon.
Both teams come into the game having lost 1-0 away in their weekend league fixture. Sheffield Wednesday scored through Mark McGuinness in the first half at the Hillsborough Stadium to claim all three points against Salop.
Meanwhile, Scott Sinclair’s second-half goal for Bristol Rovers against Peterborough was enough to win the game at the Memorial Stadium.
A changed Peterborough side then lost 4-2 at the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday night and were knocked out of the EFL Trophy by Chelsea under-21s.
In the FA Cup, Shrewsbury made it to this stage after beating York City 2-1 at Montgomery Waters Meadow earlier in the month. After drawing 0-0 in their first-round tie at home to Salford City, Peterborough then won their FA Cup replay 3-0 at The Peninsula Stadium to progress to the second round.
The Posh and Salop have met 58 times before, with both sides winning 20 of those fixtures and 18 ending in draws. The sides last met in the Sky Bet League One in January 2021 when Shrewsbury won the home fixture 2-0. The fixture at the London Road Stadium in October 2020 ended in a 5-1 defeat for Salop.
Name: Peterborough United
Stadium: Weston Homes Stadium
Founded: 1934 (88 years ago)
Chairman: Darragh MacAnthony
Manager: Grant McCann
Record league win: 9-1 vs Barnet, Division Three, 5th September 1998
Record defeat (in any competition): 1-8 vs Northampton Town, FA Cup 2nd round replay, 18th December 1946
Best FA Cup performance: Quarter finalists vs Chelsea- 1964/1965 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 the 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.