Shrewsbury Town vs Cambridge United preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Cambridge United look to pick up three valuable points when they visit Shrewsbury Town at the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium.

The U's are on a five-match winless run while the Shrews have lost four of their last five and continue to occupy a spot in the EFL League One relegation zone.

Team news

Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill confirmed that Josh Vela will miss out while George Nurse will be evaluated closer to kick-off. Luke Leahy returns after missing the loss to Oxford United through suspension.

Wes Hoolahan was back in training for Cambridge with manager Mark Bonner declaring him fit and available. Liam O'Neil continues to be evaluated and is out while Jack Lankester is running, but is likely to miss the next two matches. 

Predicted lineups

Shrewsbury Town: Marosi; Ebanks-Landell, Nurse, Pennington; Ogbeta, Davis, Leahy, Whalley, Bennett; Cosgrove, Udoh

Cambridge United: Mitov; Iredale, Jones, Masterson, Williams; Brophy, Digby, Weir, May, Smith; Ironside

Ones to watch

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town)

The Shrews skipper is the heart of the side and will play a vital role in trying to help Shrewsbury escape relegation. Big and strong, the 28-year-old was brilliant in their most recent victory against play-off contending MK Dons.

Joe Ironside (Cambridge United)

After scoring 14 goals in 44 appearances in the U's promotion-winning season, he’s started this season just as well as he did last year. He already has six goals in 12 appearances and is the key to Cambridge retaining their League One status.

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Previous meetings

Shrewsbury and Cambridge haven't met in a league fixture since 2015, but their last matchup was in the first round of the F.A. Cup in 2020 with the Shrews coming out on top 2-0 through second-half goals from Charlie Daniels and Brad Walker.

How to watch

There will be no live television coverage of the match with only live audio commentary through Cambridge's iFollow channel which supporters can purchase a match pass for. Kick-off is set for 15:00 BST.

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