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6 January 2023

Shrewsbury Town welcome Championship side Sunderland to Montgomery Waters Meadow this Saturday. The FA Cup third round tie will kick off at 3pm.

Shrewsbury come into the game following a 3-0 loss in the league at home to Fleetwood Town last Sunday.

Visitors Sunderland drew their last game 1-1 away at Blackpool, with Ross Stewart equalising in the second half for the Black Cats.

Salop ensured they were in the third round after beating Peterborough United 3-1 at Montgomery Waters Meadow in November last year. Before this, Steve Cotterill’s side got through the first round courtesy of a 2-1 win at home against York City.

Shrewsbury and Sunderland have met 16 times before, with Salop winning two, losing 10 and drawing on four occasions. The sides last faced each other in League One last year in April, with Sunderland winning the game 3-2 at the Stadium of Light. The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw in November 2021.

Name: Sunderland A.F.C

Stadium: Stadium of Light

Founded: 1879 (144 years ago). Originally as Sunderland and District Teachers.

Chairman: Kyril Louis-Dreyfus

Manager: Tony Mowbray

Record league win: 9-1 vs Newcastle United, Football League Division One, 5th December 1908.

Record league loss: 0-8. Most recent vs Southampton, Premier League, 18th October 2014.

Best FA Cup performance: FA Cup winners 1937 and 1973.

One to watch: Ross Stewart

Scottish striker Ross Stewart is the top scorer for the Black Cats this season, scoring an impressive nine times in just 11 matches. Before signing for Sunderland in January 2021, Stewart was previously at Ross County in the Scottish Championship and then the Scottish Premiership following their promotion in 2019. Whilst at Sunderland, Stewart has helped his side gain promotion last season from League One to their current status as a Championship club.

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