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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Shrewsbury Town

26 February 2021

Catch up with all the news from both camps ahead of this weekend's game...

Rovers come into the weekend following a late defeat to Wigan Athletic, with Barton highlighting the Gas' overall control of the game, bar two flashpoints, when reflecting on the meeting. The Gas must pick themselves up quickly though, with another home game on the horizon, this time against Shrewsbury Town.

As always, you can help support the lads, and the club, for £10 through an iFollow match pass!

Media Talk...

Joey Barton caught up with the press at the end of his first week in charge to discuss the upcoming game against Shrewsbury Town, catch his full pre-match presser below...


Match Preview: Barton on Shrewsbury Town

Opposition View...

Speaking to, coach David Longwell said, "There's a bit of an unknown, all we can do is prepare ourselves as best as we can, we know that it's going to be a really tough game. 

"We'll give them the most respect, we expect them to come after us, they're fighting for points as we all are and we've just got to try and give everything and go out there and try and get a result."

Form Guide…

Shrewsbury have shown exceptional form as of late, with Steve Cotterill stepping in and steering the Salops to an unbeaten run stretching back to the 2nd of February. Recent impressive wins over Sunderland and Peterborough stand out, with their latest victory coming on Tuesday against MK Dons. While still recovering from COVID-19, Cotterill has left the dugout duties in the hands of his coaching staff who have continued on from his early successes.

Harry Chapman has shown exciting form for the Salops this campaign, however, Shaun Whalley leads the scoring tally so far, with 6 league goals to his name.

Kit Watch…

In an unusual twist to tomorrow's action, Rovers will be playing in their away strip at home, this is due to all of Shrewsbury's away strips clashing with the Gas' famous blue and white quarters.


EFL sponsors Sky Bet have offered a price boost for this weekends encounter, pricing Rovers to win, with both teams to score at 13/2. With Brandon Hanlan awaiting a final check ahead of this weekend's action, it could be the turn of Daly or Ayunga to lead the line, with both forwards priced at 14/5 to score at any time.

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Last Meeting

Rovers enjoyed success against Shrewsbury Town in their earlier meeting this season, securing a single goal victory thanks to Brandon Hanlan putting his head where it hurts and flicking a header past the opposition's onrushing 'keeper.


Match Action: Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Bristol Rovers

Previous Encounters

One of the most memorable fixtures of last season came against Shrewsbury Town, with a topsy-turvy fixture taking place on away turf, with Rovers emering as victors in a 4-3 game!


Match Action: Shrewsbury Town 3-4 Bristol Rovers

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iFollow Guide: Shrewsbury Town

Around the Grounds

Saturday brings with it another host of important League One games, with Swindon Town's trip to Northampton Town probably the most relevant to the Gas. Rochdale host Burton in another clash between sides in the bottom half. Recent table-toppers Peterborough United will face Wigan Athletic on home soil, while Lincoln make the cross-country journey down to Plymouth Argyle.

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