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Match Preview | Fleetwood Town

13 October 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview | Fleetwood Town

13 October 2022

Shrewsbury Town travel to Highbury Stadium this Saturday, to face Fleetwood Town in the Sky Bet League One.

Fleetwood secured a point away from home last Saturday, drawing 1-1 against Portsmouth at Fratton Park. Carlos Mendes Gomez equalised for Scott Brown’s side in the 15th minute after Portsmouth had raced into an early lead.

Salop meanwhile won 2-1 at home against MK Dons. The first half saw Shrewsbury go 2-0 up thanks to a goal from Tom Bayliss, and an injury-time goal from Jordan Shipley to double the lead. After the break, the visitors pulled one back through Zak Jules, before Dawson Devoy was sent off in the 59th minute to reduce them to 10 men.

There have been 17 meetings between Shrewsbury and Fleetwood, with Salop winning three of those, drawing six and losing eight. The last meeting ended in a 1-1 draw at Montgomery Waters Meadow in February this year. In the reverse fixture, Shrewsbury won 3-0 at Highbury Stadium in December 2021.

Name: Fleetwood Town

Stadium: Highbury Stadium

Founded: 1908 (originally formed) 114 years ago

Chairman: Andy Pilley

Manager: Scott Brown

Record League win (in any competition): 13-0 vs Oldham Town, North West Counties League Division Two, 5th December 1998.

Record League defeat (in any competition): 0-9 vs Bradford City, FA Cup First Round, 26th December 1949.

Highest League Finish: 4th in League One, 2016/2017.

One to watch: Gerard Garner

23-year-old Gerard Garner was the top scorer for his side last season, finding the net seven times in his 28 appearances. This season, he has scored twice so far with one goal in the league and one in the EFL Cup. Garner has been with the club since 2017 and has since had loan spells with Southport, Bamber Bridge, FC United of Manchester and Gateshead.

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