Shrewsbury Town vs Peterborough United preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Shrewsbury Town will be looking to beat another one of the top six sides in Sky Bet League One when Peterborough United visit the New Meadow on Saturday. 

Under manager Steve Cotterill, the Shrews have already defeated table-toppers Lincoln City and second-placed Hull City with both games being away from home too. 

Posh will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to ten games in all competitions and close in on the top two with a victory.

Darren Ferguson's side are the most inform side in the league but will be looking to bounce back this weekend after a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Bristol Rovers in midweek. 

Team news

Shrewsbury won't be able to call upon striker Shilow Tracey, as the striker has been recalled by parent-club Tottenham Hotspur

After playing just one league In the past month, the Shrews have a fully fit side to select from. 

Peterborough will be without wing-back Joe Ward as he still remains sidelined through injury. Ward is Posh's only injury concern with Ferguson pretty much having a fully fit squad. 

Despite being held by Bristol Rovers last time out, it's unlikely that Ferguson will make many changes.

Predicted lineups

Shrewsbury Town (3-5-2): 

Sarkic; Zamburek, Ebanks-Landell, Pierre, Pennington, Love, Norburn, Vela, Chapman, Clarke, Whalley. 

Peterborough United (3-4-3):

Pym; Beevers, Kent, Thompson, Kanu, Taylor, Brown, Butler, Szmodics, Dembele, Clark-Harris. 

Ones to watch

Shaun Whalley - Shrewsbury Town

The 33-year-old has been a consistent performer for a side who are still in a relegation battle despite their good form. The midfielder has made 15 appearances for the Shrews this season, grabbing himself five goals and three assists. Whalley is something of a club legend at the New Meadow. He joined the club from Luton Town back in 2015 and been a crucial part of the team ever since. His technical ability on the ball is something that needs be kept under wraps by Ferguson's side if they are to keep up their unbeaten run. 

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Siriki Dembele - Peterborough United

Despite handing in a transfer request at the start of the transfer window, Siriki Dembele has kept up his good performances for Posh, which has subsequently led to interest from Fulham and Nottingham Forest. This season, the winger has made 22 appearances and bagged five goals and a further seven assists. The 24-year-old has quick feet and a great turn of pace which allows him to easily breeze past defenders. Shrewsbury will know all about Dembele's ability after the youngster scored a hat-trick against the Shrews back in October. 

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Previous meetings

The two sides last met at London Road back in October 2020 with Peterborough running out 5-1 winners thanks to goals from Dembele, Jonson Clarke-Harris and Jack Taylor. However, over the last five meetings, it is the Shrews who have the advantage. Posh have registered just the one win, whilst Shrewsbury have won three. Before the win in the previous encounter, Peterborough's last win against Shrewsbury was all the way back in October 2017. The last meeting at the New Meadow ended in a 1-0 win for the home side after Ethan Ebanks-Landell scored the only goal. 

Last time out...

How to watch

Due to the current national lockdown, no fans will be in attendance at the New Meadow. This means the game is available on iFollow through Shrewsbury and Peterborough's respective club websites, with passes being priced at £10. 

The game kicks off at 15:00 BST on Saturday 30 January 2021.

 

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