Shrewsbury will be looking to start 2018 in the same manner they finished 2017 as they host Oldham at New Meadow.

Paul Hurst’s side enter the game sat 2nd and have surprised League One with their impressive start to the 17/18 campaign. Salop’s past twelve games has seen 6 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats and will look to carry this against Oldham. Shrewsbury travelled to Southend in their last game and recorded a 2-1 win.

Oldham will enter the clash without a win in 4 league games. Latics were held to a 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers on Saturday. Wellens will be looking turn this horrid run around as his side currently lay 19th in League One, 4 points away from the drop zone.

Shrewsbury’s key man Jon Nolan only joined the Shrews in the summer from League Two side Chesterfield, but is already being linked with a move away just 6 months into his Shrewsbury career. He has notched in with 5 goals this season so far for Paul Hurst’s side. Norwich boss Daniel Farke is said to be keen on the young man.  

Oldham Athletic boss Richie Wellens told Manchester Evening News that his team need to improve in the final third after their 1-1 home draw against Bristol Rovers.

“We’re lacking in the final third. We had really good play and were finding lots of space, but we just need that last bit of quality,” he said.

“For the majority of the game I think Bristol Rovers were happy to settle for a point, but then when we concede the first goal it makes it worse.”

“Teams don’t come here any more and believe they can roll over us, they come here and show us respect, so we have to find ideas on how we can break them down and beat them.”

Oldham Athletic (Davies 33′) 1-2 Shrewsbury Town (Payne 19′) (Nolan 65′)

Attendance – 4,150


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