Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town v Charlton Athletic

Steve Cotterill and his new look coaching set-up will be hoping to find that elusive home league win when Shrewsbury Town host Charlton Athletic.

Shrewsbury Town v Charlton Athletic

Steve Cotterill has begun to draft in his own coaching team
as he looks to propel Town up the table. Aaron Wilbraham, a former Crystal
Palace, Bristol City, and Bolton striker has ended his playing days to take
over as assistant manager.

Keith Burt, a former Chief Scout at Nottingham Forest has
joined to scour the market as Cotterill signals his intent to bring in new

But his current crop will be tasked with ending a dismal
home record, as Wednesday’s 2-2 draw against Accrington became another home
league game that Shrewsbury failed to win.

Shrewsbury could welcome back Ethan Ebanks-Landell. The
defender missed the midweek fixture due to the requirement to observe
concussion protocols. Dave Edwards, who limped off against Oxford City, may
return to the starting line-up.

The home side remain without full-backs Ryan Sears (ankle)
and Marlon Fossey (knee). Rekeil Pyke continues his recovery from a groin
injury, whilst veteran striker Leon Clarke (hamstring) closes in on a return.
Tottenham loanee Shillow Tracey is a doubt with an unspecified problem.

Shrewsbury’s last home league victory against Charlton
arrived in February 2017. Shaun Whalley, Tyler Roberts, and Louis Dodds (twice)
were on target in an enthralling 4-3 victory.

The Addicks will be without striker Paul Smyth who could
miss up to a month of action. The Northern Ireland international required 5
stiches following a gash to his knee sustained during a clash against Ipswich.

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer has revealed that Andrew Shinnie is
struggling with a thigh problem and may be unavailable.

Jake Forster-Caskey is eying a return after resuming
training, whilst Ian Maatsen has served his one game suspension. Dylan Levitt
and Deji Oshilaja are self-isolating after the former’s positive coronavirus
test result.

The visitors who lost 1-0 at home to MK Dons last time out,
occupy 4th place in League One.

Possible Line-Ups

Shrewsbury Town

31. Sarkic, 2. Pierre, 24. Ebanks-Landell, 5. Williams, 14.
Millar, 10. Vela, 8. Norburn, 4. Edwards, 15. C. Daniels, 23. Udoh, 7. Whalley

Subs: 1. Burgoyne, 3. Golbourne, 16. Walker, 22. J. Daniels, 25. High, 27. Pugh, 35. Cummings

Charlton Athletic

13. Amos, 16. Matthews, 2. Gunter, 15. Pratley, 3.
Purrington, 19. Morgan, 26. Watson, 21. Maddison, 11. Gilbey, 17. Bogle, 14.

Subs: 5. Famewo, 6. Pearce, 7. Williams, 8. Forster-Caskey, 10.
Aneke, 30. Maynard-Brewer, 50. Henry

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Burton V Crewe
Fleetwood V Blackpool
Gillingham V Swindon
Northampton V Doncaster
Oxford V Hull
Plymouth V Ipswich
Portsmouth V Peterborough
Rochdale V Lincoln
Sunderland V Wigan

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