Doncaster Rovers v Shrewsbury Town Match Preview


by The Rovers Review

It may be early in the season, but Rovers' next contestants come up in the form of table-toppers, Shrewsbury Town - who are yet to lose this season!

Rovers come into this game in high spirits after beating Plymouth Argyle 3-0 away from home on Saturday. If Rovers are to claim a win on Tuesday night then not only would it be Rovers' first league win at the Keepmoat this season, but it'd also be the first back-to-back league win too for Ferguson's men. But it's certainly not going to be easy, as Rovers come up against a side who are yet to lose a game this season.

There's only one fresh concern for Darren Ferguson and that is Matty Blair, who requested a substitution during the second against Plymouth after Ferguson said he was, 'shattered'.

Rodney Kongolo will certainly be pushing for a start after a strong 90 minutes against Arsenal last Wednesday then having a fantastic impact as a substitution on Saturday will mean he's certainly breathing down the neck of the Rovers midfielders.

Out of their four away trips this season, Shrewsbury have won all of them baring their visit to Oxford United that finished 1-1.

Rovers may have scored three last weekend, but at home, three is the dismal amount of goals that have been scored at the Keepmoat across the four home league games played so far this season, where as Shrewsbury have netted six times on the road this season.

The last time Shrewsbury came to the Keepmoat stadium was in March 2016, where Rovers fell to a deflating 1-0 defeat thanks to the single effort of Shaun Whalley.

Predicted line-up vs Shrewsbury Town
Lawlor; Mason, Wright, Butler, Blair; Houghton, Whiteman, Rowe, Coppinger; Marquis and May.

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