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Shrewsbury Town Preview

20 August 2012

PNE look to be the first team in 18 months to win at Shrewsbury Town in the league...

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Recently recruited striker Akpo Sodje will be vying for a place in the squad after receiving international clearance following his move from China.

Winger Lee Holmes, who missed the opening game of the season, will be given every opportunity whilst Joel Byrom could also return after missing both the Huddersfield and Colchester matches.

Boss Graham Westley revealed in his post-match press conference that Jack King and John Mousinho have not been ruled out of Tuesday’s game but are considered doubts.
Team News

The game will also see duo Nicky Wroe and Shane Cansdell-Sherriff return to Greenhous Meadow for the first time since leaving to join PNE. 

North End boss Graham Westley is fully aware of the threat Shrewsbury pose on their own patch, despite his opposite number Graham Turner losing his first two games of the season.

The visitors can take plenty of optimism into the match following two positive performances at Deepdale in the past seven days.

It will signify the Lilywhites’ first trip to Shropshire since the Shrews switched to Greenhous Meadow in 2007, with the hosts having an impeccable record at home, seeing them remain unbeaten in the last 18 months.

Preston North End will take to the road for the first time this season when they travel to newly promoted Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night.
If you are looking to attend Tuesday’s night’s game, you have to purchase tickets on arrival at Greenhous Meadow.

Prices for the game are as follows:
Adults £19
Seniors (over 65) £14
Students £14
Juniors (12 to 16) £11
Juniors (U11) £5 
Family ticket (one adult and one U11) £20 
Family ticket (one adult and one 12 to 16) £22 
One additional U11 goes free, one additional 12 to 16 £5 

Coach prices are as follows: 
Adults £16 
Concessions £14 

Coaches will depart Deepdale/Leyland at 4.15pm.  

The Shrews
Tuesday night’s opposition currently hold one of the proudest records in all four divisions, having not lost at home since December 2011, a run which PNE hope to end.

Since their promotion to League One, Shrewsbury have witnessed several players heading in and out of the club, including now PNE duo Nicky Wroe and Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

However, there will be one familiar in the opposition half for PNE supporters in the shape of former Welsh international and Preston winger Paul Parry.

Starting the new campaign with two defeats against Leeds and Sheffield United, Turner will be looking for a quick response from his side against the Lilywhites.

The Squad
Chris Weale (G) 
Joe Anyon (G) 
Michael Hector (D) 
Jermaine Grandison (D) 
Joe Jacobson (D) 
Matt Richards (D) 
Reuben Hazell (D) 
Asa Hall (D) 
Connor Goldson (D) 
Luke Summerfield (M) 
Darren Jones (M) 
Rob Purdie (M) 
Mark Wright (M) 
Ryan Doble (M) 
Paul Parry (M) 
Aaron Wildig (M) 
Elliott Turner (M) 
Ryan Woods (M)  
Tom Bradshaw (F) 
Marvin Morgan (F) 
Terry Gornell (F)

Referee
The match official for Tuesday night’s clash between Preston North End and Shrewsbury Town is Scott Mathieson.

Mr Mathieson has taken charge of one game so far this season, the 2-2 draw between Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday at Pride Park on Saturday, where he handed out three yellow cards.

He has been a referee since the 1997/98 and has gained a wealth of experience in the game, officiating mainly in the Football League.

The last time he took charge of a North End fixture was back in October 2011 in the 3-3 draw at home against Oldham Athletic.

In total last season, Mathieson handed out a total of 102 yellow cards and 3 reds in 42 games. 

Ground Guide
Shrewsbury Town – Greenhous Meadow, SY2 6ST

Drive down M6 before exiting onto M56 at junction 20A. At junction 10 take the A49 exit. Stay on A49. Exit onto B5476 before exiting onto B5395. Exit onto A41 then exit onto A49. Exit onto A5 then exit onto B4380. Continue to follow the road. The stadium should be on your left.

Distance from Deepdale – 89.9 miles (2 hrs 3mins)

Trains:
Preston to Shrewsbury Town (KO 19:45) cheapest advance booking return ticket

Outward:
Preston 16:17 – Crewe 16:58
Crewe 17:08 – Shrewsbury 17:43

Return:
Shrewsbury 22:19 – Manchester Piccadilly 23:50

Replacement Bus Service Manchester Piccadilly 00:30 – Preston 01:30
Return ticket price for one adult: £34.80
Greenhous Meadow is around two miles from Shrewsbury station, fans are advised to get a taxi or catch a bus from the nearby bus station.

'There are a couple of pubs within walking distance of the stadium. There is the 'Brooklands Hotel', just off Meole Brace Island, about five minutes walk away. Just up from the BP Garage across the road is the

'Flippin Fish' Fish & Chip Shop. There is also the Charles Darwin Pub; 10 minutes walk. There is fish and chip shop opposite called the Tasty Plaice'. The Prince of Wales Hotel on Bynner Street is in the town centre
in the Belle Vue area.There is also a Retail Park nearby to the stadium, which has some eating outlets such as a McDonalds, Pizza Hut and a supermarket cafe.


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