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PREVIEW | Shrewsbury Town v Yeovil Town

Town travel for Checkatrade Trophy semi-final action

5 March 2018

The team huddle before kick off PPAUK

Re-arranged from last week,Town head to New Meadow looking to book a spot in the Checkatrade Trophy final.

Just 90 minutes from a potential trip to Wembley, Town make the trip to Shropshire on Tuesday (7.45pm) to take on Shrewsbury Town after the initial tie was postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

Finishing top of the group, Darren Way's side have since seen off AFC Wimbledon, Forest Green Rovers and Fleetwood to reach the semi-final.

Salop will be the sixth League One outfit the Glovers have faced this season, with the Green & Whites boasting a 100% record thus far recording wins over Southend, Bradford, Plymouth, the Dons and the Cod Army.

Boasting 10 different goal scorers thus far in the competition, Town will rely on their goals from across the pitch with nine players rendered unavailable. 

James Bailey, Dan Alfei, Nathan Smith, Artur Krysiak (all knee), Jake Gray, Marcus Barnes (both ankle), Ryan Seager, Lewis Wing and Stuart Nelson (all ineligible) miss out on the cup tie.

Sam Surridge and Rhys Browne (two goals) have been most proficient in front of goal, with Otis Khan, Tom James, Connor Smith, Corey Whelan and Francois Zoko all chipping in with a goal a piece.

Packed with goal scoring options, Yeovil will take on a Salop side flying high in League One and coming into the tie off the back of a 2-0 win at Charlton Athletic. 

Stefan Payne will cut the most likely threat with 11 goals to his name, backed up by Shaun Walley (10 goals) and Carlton Morris (eight goals) in all competitions.

Head-to-head
Yeovil will lineup against Shrewsbury for just the eighth time on Tuesday night.

The Glovers have enjoyed the better of the previous meetings, with five wins in total including the last three encounters. 

On Town's last trip to New Meadow in 2012, Paddy Madden (x2) and James Hayter secured a 3-1 win. 

Officials
Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire) will be the man in the middle in Shropshire.

Taking charge of his 37th match of the season, Mr Drysdale oversaw Town's 2-0 win over Cambridge United at Huish Park at the start of the month. 

On Tuesday, he will be assisted by Alix Pashley (Derbyshire) and Matthew Jones with John Brooks (Leicestershire) acting as fourth official.

Coverage
Darren Way's pre-match thoughts can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account and live matchday centre.

If you’re unable to attend the game, live audio commentary is available via the iFollow Glovers service, with the monthly and season subscriptions offering full-match replays from Sunday. 

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.   

Tickets
Tickets remain on sale with the club subsidising travel costs for the trip.

For more information, visit our Away Tickets page.


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