Posh v Shrewsbury Town

A look ahead to the Sky Bet League One clash with Shrewsbury Town at the Weston Homes Stadium (3pm).

Peterborough United welcome Shrewsbury Town to the Weston Homes Stadium in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon (3pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men looking to build on the 100% league start to 2024 which has seen Posh secure back-to-back away wins at Derby County and Charlton Athletic.

Posh met the Shrews just before Christmas with Hector Kyprianou scoring the winner as Ferguson’s men came from behind following a fluke from Jordan Shipley, that ultimately won the Salop’s Goal of the Month award.

Shrewsbury were beaten 1-0 at home by Stevenage last time out with Jamie Reid bagging the winner late on after a competitive encounter at The Croud Meadow. Goals remain a problem for the club and they are looking to strengthen that area during the January transfer window.


Posh goalkeepers Nicholas Bilokapic and Will Blackmore are both on the side-lines through injury, while winger Kwame Poku has been ruled out with an ankle injury sustained in the win at Charlton. David Ajiboye is the likely replacement on the right-hand side of the Posh attack, but there are other options with Malik Mothersille an alternative.

Jonson Clarke-Harris is fit again after a calf problem and has been added to the squad. Shrewsbury are without the services of Daniel Udoh due to injury, but former Coventry City midfielder Tom Bayliss is back available after a spell on the sidelines.


Shrewsbury Town signed young midfielder Tom Bayliss (pictured below) from Preston North End on a two-year deal with a one-year extension option in June 2022. Bayliss came through the ranks at Coventry City alongside Jordan Shipley. Bayliss made 73 first-team appearances for the Sky Blues and scored nine goals along the way.

He then earned a move to Preston North End in 2019 and made 12 Championship appearances. He netted his maiden goal for the Lilywhites against Nottingham Forest on the final day of the 2020/21 season. He then went on loan to Wigan Athletic and made 16 appearances as the Latics lifted the Sky Bet League One title.

Tom Bayliss


“Obviously we played Shrewsbury fairly recently, so we know what to expect and they haven’t changed too much since that fixture in terms of their shape and approach. Our away form is an area we have improved over the last few games, our home form has generally been good and we want to continue that. Our supporters have been first class home and away this season and we need that to continue,” Darren Ferguson said.


Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Ticket Office. Shrewsbury fans will be in the away section of the North Stand with over 300 tickets sold. The Deskgo stand is open for Posh supporters.


Overseas subscribers can purchase a match passes available for £10 with audio passes available domestically for £5. Your commentators are Nilesh Patel and Chris Dowsett.


Posh won 2-1 at the Croud Meadow against Shrewsbury on the 23rd December with Hector Kyprianou and Ricky-Jade Jones on target.

Shrewsbury Town v Posh


There are a few connections between the two clubs down the years with Ollie Norburn and Nathanael Ogbeta two of the more recent ones.

Among the other players to have played for both include; Lee Angol, Ivan Toney, James Wesolowski, Martin O’Connor, Exodus Geohaghan, Lee Williams, Jason Cummings, Scott Griffiths and current Posh Academy coach Sagi Burton.


Matt Corlett is the match referee.