Match Preview: AFC Wimbledon V Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town returns to League One action in search of their first three points of the 2020/21 campaign.

Sam
Ricketts’ side has lost just once, but three draws contributes to a rather
subdued start to the season.

Town could
add to their squad on deadline day – but at the time of writing there are no
new acquisitions or outgoings.

Ricketts
must decide between electing to start Harry Burgoyne once more or hand a debut
to Arsenal loanee Dejan Iliev.

Fellow
goalkeeper Matija Sarkic remains out with a hamstring injury, whist Dave
Edwards is close to returning to light training.

Shaun
Whalley (calf) may return to the squad, but Ryan Sears (ankle) and Rekeil Pyke
(groin) are on the treatment table.

Daniel Udoh
and Ro Shaun-Williams are available after missing recent games due to
self-isolation. There are no other COVID-19 concerns.

Elsewhere,
Matt Millar could make his first league start. The Australian featured in a
brief cameo role during the EFL Trophy win over Bolton.

The game is
taking place at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium – formally known as Loftus
Road and home of QPR. AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane stadium is undergoing
development.

Shrewsbury’s
last away win against the Dons arrived in November 2018 as Luke Waterfall’s
brace helped to secure a 2-1 win. Town has lost just one of the 11 meetings
between these sides – with AFC Wimbledon not recording a win in this fixture
for over eight years.

Glyn Hodges
could hand a debut to ex Mansfield and Lincoln striker Ollie Palmer after he
recovered from a groin injury. But Paul Osew is likely to be unavailable due to
a hip injury.

Captain Will
Nightingale has returned to fall training after missing the 1-0 victory against
Swindon due to a knee problem.

Jaakko Oksanen
featured for Finland’s U21’s in midweek and he has no fitness concerns ahead of
the weekend.

AFC Wimbledon occupies 10th place in League One.

Possible
Line Ups

AFC
Wimbledon

1. Trueman, 2. O’Neill, 5. Nightingale, 3. Csoka, 19. McLoughlin, 4. Woodyard, 16. Oksanen, 11. Chislett, 42. Seddon, 9. Palmer, 39. Pigott

Subs: 6. Thomas, 7. Alexander, 10. Roscow, 13. Tzanev, 18. Guinness-Walker, 29. Longman, 33. Reilly

Shrewsbury
Town

1 .Burgoyne, 14. Millar, 24. Ebanks-Landell, 2. Pierre, 3. Golbourne, 10. Vela, 16. Walker, 8. Norburn, 19. Barnett, 11. Clarke, 20. Tracey

Subs: 5. Williams, 7. Whalley, 22. Daniels, 23. Udoh, 25. High, 33. Iliev, 35. Cummings

Other League
One Fixtures:

Bristol Rovers V Burton
Charlton V Wigan
Crewe V Blackpool
Fleetwood V Lincoln
Ipswich V Accrington
MK Dons V Gillingham: (13:00)
Peterborough V Oxford
Plymouth V Northampton
Portsmouth V Doncaster
Rochdale V Hull
Swindon V Sunderland

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