Shrewsbury Town face their toughest challenge yet when they face Premier League side West Ham United in the FA Cup this weekend.

Shrewsbury are the surprise package in SkyBet League One this season having kept up with leaders Wigan Athletic this season. Paul Hurst’s side sit 2nd in the division but were unbeaten until the middle of October.

Hurst’s side in good form going into the tie. A respectable point away at Wigan was followed up by back to back wins against Southend United and Oldham Athletic.

Freddie Ladapo scored the only goal of the game against his former side to win all the points.

Shrewsbury came up against SkyBet League Two strugglers Morecambe in the 2nd round of the competition.

Alex Rodman and a Shaun Whalley penalty was enough to set up a tie with Premier League side West Ham United.

Opponents West Ham have come into some inspired form since the arrival of former Manchester United manager David Moyes.

The Hammers have gone unbeaten in their last three games with two draws either side of a 2-1 win over West Brom.

Andy Carroll scored an injury time winner to lift Moyes’ side further away from the relegation zone.

West Ham were able to win a respectable point against Spurs at Wembley.

Pedro Obiang scored a potential goal of the season contender as he put the Hammers  a goal to the good. However, Spurs were able to claw back with Korean goal machine Son Heung- Min scored a wonder strike himself.

These two sides have not met in over 35 years with the Hammers taking all the points when the sides last met. A 2-0 win at Gay Meadows. The victory back in 1981 helped West Ham secure promotion to the First Division.

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