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Match Preview | Argyle v Shrewsbury Town

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Shrewsbury Town are the latest side to head to Home Park to attempt to put a dent in Argyle's 100% home record. 

The Pilgrims have won all seven of their home fixture sin Sky Bet League One so far this season, and put that record on the line on Tuesday night, against Steve Cotterill's Shrews. 

Shrewsbury are 10th in the table, with 21 points from their 14 games. Eleven of those points have come away from home, with three wins, two draws and two defeats on the the road. 

The Shrews have three wins and three draws from their last six games, with their most recent result being a 1-0 lost at home to Charlton Athletic, on Saturday. Prior to that, they won by the same scoreline away to Fleetwood Town. 

Shrewsbury have scored 14 league goals this season; only three teams in the division have scored fewer. However, they have only conceded 15, a record only bettered by five sides. 

Three of their league goals have come from midfielder Tom Bayliss, signed in the summer from Wigan Athletic, with four players having chipped in with two goals each. Central defender Tom Flanagan is a regular fixture in an experienced Shrewsbury defence. Flanagan played four times for Argyle in a loan spell in January 2015. 

Manager Steve Cotterill has been in charge since November 2020. He steered Salop to 17th place in that season, and they came 18th last time out. 

Argyle won both meetings between the sides last season. A 3-0 win in Shrewsbury, in which Ryan Hardie scored twice and Luke Jephcott once, was followed by a 1-0 home victory in which Conor Grant scored the deciding goal. 

Schumacher Says
Shrewsbury are one of the lower scorers, but don’t give up an awful lot either. They have some good defenders and a good goalkeeper in our opinion. It will be a hard game, but we’ve just got to try to be positive about it.

“I watched their game [against Fleetwood] back and I thought they played well that day. They passed the ball really well and deservedly won that game. They lost at the weekend to Charlton, and probably didn’t play as well as they would have wanted to play, but they have quality, they are well organised, and are a threat from set-pieces."

Team News
Mickel Miller, James Bolton, Macaulay Gillesphey and Danny Mayor are expected to miss the game through injury. Sam Cosgrove, who missed Saturday's game at Bristol Rovers, could come into contention according to Steven Schumacher. Dan Scarr serves his final game of a three-match suspension. 

This fixture is sold out for home supporters. Any away supporter wishing to purchase on the day of the game must buy their ticket from the Home Park Ticket Office, not on the gate. 

Turnstiles will open two hours before kick-off, from 5.45pm. Supporters are advised to enter through the turnstile identified on their match ticket. However, if neighbouring turnstiles have shorter queues, supporters are permitted to enter these to speed up access to the stadium.

Project 35
The game is our designated Project 35 Takeover day, where and supporters are encouraged to bring an item of non-perishable food to Home Park before the game. Learn more by clicking here. 

Prior to kick-off, there will be a minute’s applause and a visual display to celebrate the life of Gordon Sparks. 

Fans' Guide
Click here for a comprehensive guide to the game for supporters, both home and away.  

Argyle TV
If you cannot make the game, then it is available to watch on Argyle TV worldwide for just £10. Commentary will be provided by Charlie Price and Ian Stonebridge. Katie Middleton will join Erin Black for pre-match coverage, which will be available for free on YouTube from 6.45pm.

Click here for more info on Argyle TV.

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