Shrewsbury Town v Sheffield Wednesday: Match guide & Betting

Sheffield Wednesday switch their attention to the FA Cup this weekend with a potentially tricky trip to Shrewsbury Town in the fourth round.

Thursday, 28th January 2016, 10:18 pm
Lucas Joao is expected to be in the starting line-up as Sheffield Wednesday head to Shrewsbury in the FA Cup


SHREWSBURY (4-1-2-1-2): Leutwiler; Grimmer, Whitbread, Knight-Percival, Brown; Black; Wallace, Clark; Cole; Vernon, Mangan.

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OWLS (4-4-2): Price; Palmer, Sasso, Turner, Bennett; Sougou, Semedo, McGugan, Bannan; Nuhiu, Joao.


Tomorrow's tie will be the third time the clubs have faced each other in the FA Cup. You have to go back to 1963 for the last time they collided, with Wednesday prevailing 2-1 in a replay. Shrewsbury, who stunned Cardiff City in the previous round, have not played the Owls in 29 years. Wednesday beat them 3-2 over two legs in the League Cup.

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Wednesday will have to keep an eye on Shrews' Andy Mangan


Shrewsbury re-signed Andy Mangan on an 18-month contract for an undisclosed fee at the beginning of January. Mangan left the Shrews to join Tranmere Rovers last summer. He made 22 appearances for Rovers this campaign, hitting seven goals. Since returning to Greenhous Meadow, he has claimed two goals in four starts. He is a cup specialist, having netted against Chelsea and Leicester in the Capital One Cup last term.


Lancashire-based whistler, Paul Tierney has issued 79 cautions and two red cards in the 26 matches he has taken charge of this season. He last officiated an Owls match back in August when Modou Sougou registered in added on time to rescue them a point at home to Reading. Philip Dermott and Timothy Wood will run the line while Ben Toner is the fourth official.


Shrewsbury 11/4 Draw 12/5 Sheffield Wednesday 1/1


You can get 5/1 for Sheffield Wednesday to win by two goals