FA Cup Round 2 Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town V Oxford City

The post Sam Ricketts era at Shrewsbury Town begins with a second round FA Cup tie against non-league Oxford City.

Sam Ricketts’ tenure ended on Wednesday morning and Town wasted little time in appointing ex Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill as their new manager.

It remains to be seen whether or not he will take charge on
Sunday, with BBC Shropshire saying he will ‘watch’ the game – hinting that he
could be in the stands.

Shrewsbury are able to welcome back Ethan Ebanks-Landell and
Ollie Norburn. The duo were suspended for the 2-2 draw against MK Dons.

Matija Sarkic (hamstring) and Rekeil Pyke (groin) remain
absent. Leon Clarke also has a hamstring problem, whilst Scott Golbourne is
still out with a rib injury as is Ryan Sears (ankle). Shillow Tracey, who
failed a midweek fitness test, could return to the squad.

It is the first time that these two sides have met. Oxford
City’s last trip to Shropshire was in March 2014; when they suffered a 4-0 loss
against AFC Telford.

Oxford City have completed the temporary loan capture of Ben
Gerring. The defender, was has signed from Woking, will start tomorrow. Captain
Joe Oastler is suspended.

The visitors who lost 3-2 to Dorking Wanderers last time-out,
occupy 13th place in the National League South.

The clash kicks-off at 1.30pm and is available to watch live
on BT Sport Extra 1, the BBC website, and BBC iPlayer.

Possible Line Ups

Shrewsbury Town

1. Burgoyne, 14. Millar, 5. Williams, 24. Ebanks-Landell, 2. Pierre, 15. C. Daniels, 16. Walker, 10. Vela, 19. Barnett, 23. Udoh, 35. Cummings

Subs: 4. Edwards, 7. Whalley, 8. Norburn, 20. Tracey, 25. High, 27. Pugh, 33. Iliev

Oxford City

1. Dudzinski, 2. Drewe, 19. Fernandez, Gerring, 3. Hall, 7. Roberts, 4. Ashby, 8. Fleet, 10. McEachran, 15. Coyle, 14. Bradbury

Subs: 5. Martinez, 9. Benyon, 12. Bancroft, 13. Grantham, 17.
Naylor, 18. George

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