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PREVIEW: SHREWSBURY TOWN (A)

11 March 2016

The Iron travel to Shrewsbury on Saturday and will look to make it back-to-back wins after the victory over Doncaster.

United won 2-0 against their local rivals, keeping their third successive clean sheet in the process, as they eased to victory.

They face a Shrewsbury side that find themselves just above the bottom four following a recent upturn in results.

Shrewsbury have won their last three matches and are unbeaten in their last six, so head into the game full of confidence.

A win for the Iron could bring them closer to the League One top six, while a Shrewsbury victory could help them climb further away from relegation danger.



Nick Daws will hope to be able to welcome back Luke Williams to the squad, after he trained well on Thursday.

Scott Wiseman will be sit out through injury and will continue to be assessed.

Hull loanee Greg Luer has returned to his parent club following the expiry of his loan spell, while Andrew Boyce has joined Notts County on loan.




Attacker Shaun Whalley has played an important part in Shrewsbury's recent good run of form, scoring a bizarre goal against Doncaster.

Whalley netted his sixth league goal directly from a corner kick, and has generally impressed in his debut season in League One.

He started his professional career at Chester, but had to drop into non-league to find first team football.

Spells at Runcorn and Witton followed, until he stepped up to join League Two Accrington, where he stayed for two seasons.

Whalley went on to play for Wrexham, Droylsden, Hyde and Southport, before joining Luton and gaining promotion to the football league.

The attacker featured in League Two for the Hatters last season, which earned him a move to Shrewsbury in the summer. 



The Iron won on their last visit to Shrewsbury back in September 2012, claiming a 1-0 win.

The League One clash was settled by Leon Clarke's fifth minute effort, ending Shrewsbury's long unbeaten home record in the process.

They had gone 34 matches without a defeat, but that record was ended as United claimed their first league win of the season.

The Iron drew the other fixture in that season and have not lost to Shrewsbury since 1998. 



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