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PREVIEW: SHREWSBURY TOWN VS THE IMPS

11 January 2020

The Imps travel to Montgomery Waters Meadow today as they face Shrewsbury Town in SkyBet League One action.

Michael Appleton’s side will be keen to get back to winning ways following a disappointing defeat last weekend.

All four new arrivals at LNER Stadium are available for selection.

Today’s game between the sides will be the 44th in competitive action, and The Imps will be aiming to win at the home of Town for the first time since a 2-1 win back in February 2008, when Louis Dodds scored a brace.

The two sides couldn’t be separated earlier in the season when the pair met at LNER Stadium, with the game finishing goalless.

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The Blues currently occupy 15th spot in Skybet League One, just two points ahead of the Imps.

In their last five games in league action, they have won twice. Once on the road at Blackpool in December where they came out 1-0 winners, as well as a home 2-1 win against Coventry the week before.

Shrewsbury go into the game off the back of a 2-0 away defeat against Doncaster Rovers where former Shrewsbury youngster Niall Ennis got on the scoresheet.

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Manager’s comments

Town manager Sam Ricketts spoke to the press ahead of the clash, praising the Imps for their recent performances.

“Michael Appleton is there now and has been for a while. Recently they have had some good results,” said Ricketts.

“Every game in this league is really, really hard – there is no divine right to win any game. We saw the other night, when we aren't where we need to be – we get beat by Doncaster.

“It’s a real tough game, as every game is. We will need to be ready for the game. We don’t read too much into the league table, it’s too early to look into positions. We need to just keep picking up results and see where that takes us.”

Sam continued by explaining that he is aware of City’s threats: “The players are eager to get out there and put a good performance in to try and get the three points."

iFollow

Today's Sky Bet League One clash between the Imps and Shrewsbury Town is available to watch live, with BBC Radio Lincolnshire commentary, on iFollow for International Imps.

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