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8 September 2022

Shrewsbury Town will welcome Oxford United to Montgomery Waters Meadow this Saturday in the Sky Bet League One.

Both teams had success in their last outing. Salop recorded a 2-0 away win against Forest Green Rovers. An early first-half goal from Rekeil Pyke, followed by Jordan Shipley just after the interval, ensured it was an enjoyable afternoon for the travelling Shrewsbury fans. The game marked 100 games in charge of the club for manager Steve Cotterill.

Meanwhile, Oxford United clinched a 2-1 win at home against Burton Albion. Cameron Brannagan and Kyle Joseph both scored in the second half before Burton pulled one back towards the end of the game.

There have been 52 matches played between Shrewsbury and Oxford, with Town winning on 18 occasions, losing 21 of them and drawing 13. In the last Sky Bet League One campaign, Oxford recorded a 2-0 win at home, before winning 2-1 at Montgomery Waters Meadow later that season.

Name: Oxford United

Stadium: Kassam Stadium

Founded: 1893 (129 years ago)

Chairman: Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth

Manager: Karl Robinson

Record win in Football League: 7-0 vs Barrow in Division Four, 19th December 1964

Record defeat in Football League: 0-7 v Wigan Athletic, League One, 23rd December 2017

Highest League finish: 18th in Division One on two occasions, 1985/86 & 1986/87

One to watch: Cameron Brannagan

26-year-old Cameron Brannagan has hit the ground running this season with six goals across all competitions so far. He scored 14 goals for his side in the league last season. The midfielder joined Oxford in January 2018 from Premier League side Liverpool after spending time out on loan to Fleetwood Town in the 2016/2017 season. Brannagan opened the scoring for his side in last week's 2-1 win over Burton Albion.

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