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THREE TO WATCH: SHREWSBURY TOWN

31 March 2017

Take a look at the potential threats in the ranks of our opponents this Saturday in SkyBet League One, Shrewsbury Town.

#10 - Louis Dodds - Midfielder/Striker

The thirty-year-old is Shrewsbury's leading goalscorer this campaign, with ten goals in all competitions, averaging a goal in every 271 minutes played.

After starting out at the Leicester City Academy, the midfielder turned professional with the Foxes in 2006. 

He spent the 2006–07 season on loan at Northwich Victoria and then progressed to a loan spell with Rochdale in the Football League.

The midfielder then spent the entirety of the 2007–08 campaign on loan at Lincoln City, before joining Port Vale on a permanent deal in July 2008. 

During his spell at Port Vale, the midfielder helped the club to secure promotion out of League Two in 2012–13 with seven goals in just under forty appearances.

After a spell of eight seasons at Port Vale, Dodds made the switch to Shrewsbury in May 2016. 

Rovers fans will recall Dodds finding the net when the two sides met back in December and in recent weeks, the midfielder bagged a brace in Shrewsbury's 4-3 victory over Charlton and a goal in a 2-1 defeat against Port Vale.

#12 - Junior Brown - Midfielder

Starting his career at his hometown club, Crewe Alexandra, the midfielder made just one appearance before dropping down the leagues to kick start his career.

Amassing over sixty first-team appearances during spells in non-league with Halifax Town and Northwich Victoria, the midfielder managed to secure a move to join Fleetwood Town in 2010 and helped Fleetwood win promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history.

After joining Tranmere on loan for a brief spell in 2014, the midfielder then spent a season at both Oxford United and Mansfield Town, before joining Shrewsbury in the summer of 2015.

Since joining Shrewsbury the midfielder has made just over fifty appearances and signed a contract extension back in the summer to prolong his stay at the club.

This season the twenty-seven-year-old has been ever-present for the Shrews and has helped his teams cause with four goals, with his last strike coming against Bolton on Boxing Day.

#27 - Tyler Roberts - Forward

On loan at Shrewsbury from West Brom, eighteen-year-old Roberts has made an impact since joining the club in January, scoring four goals in just over ten appearances.

The youngster spent the first-half of the 2016/17 at Oxford United, where he bagged two goals, including an impressive strike in the Checkatrade Trophy against Oxford. 

On his return to West Brom in January, Oxford United were keen to extend the youngsters loan, but instead, the winger chose to head to Shropshire, agreeing on a loan deal with the Shrews until the end of the season

At international level, Roberts has represented Wales up to U19 level and recently committed his international future to Wales and was on the standby list for the recent round of international fixtures.

Shrewsbury are unbeaten in every game that Roberts has scored in since his arrival at Greenhous Meadow, with the youngster also contributing three assists.

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