Shrewsbury Town vs Brentford
After finishing third in the division, The Shrews made it all the way to the League One Play-Off Final last season, losing 2-1 to Rotherham United after Extra Time at Wembley. Gearing up for their fourth year in the third tier, John Askey's side will be desperate to improve on last year's finish and push themselves into those top two promotion spots.
There have been plenty of ins and outs this summer, with six new recruits joining so far this term. The front line has been bolstered by the likes of Fejiri Okenabirhie, Alex Gilliead and Aaron Amadi-Holloway. The Shrews also announced yesterday, Thursday 19 July, the signing of goalkeeper Steve Arnold from Barrow.
Tomorrow's match will be the first for The Bees without John Egan or Florian Jozefzoon, both of whom confirmed moves to Sheffield United and Derby County respectively. Chris Mepham is still missing from the squad with a shoulder injury he picked up in Germany, while Rico Henry and Justin Shaibu continue to recover from long-term injury problems.
With Paul Hurst leaving to join Ipswich Town in the summer, the Club brought in John Askey to take the reins for the 2018/19 campaign. Askey has spent the majority of his career working for Macclesfield Town as a player and then as a part of the coaching staff.
Coming through the Port Vale youth system, Askey played as a forward in over 450 professional appearances. He joined Macclesfield in 1984, scoring 106 goals for The Silkmen, before going on to manage the team in 2003 and then again in 2013.
The Last Visit
Nico Yennaris made his Bees debut as Ryan Woods lined up in blue and yellow stripes, the last time Brentford travelled to Shrewsbury in 2014.
Brentford fans can only buy tickets on the gate at New Meadow tomorrow, with Adults priced at £10. Seniors and Juniors are both £5, with under 12s getting in for free.
Tickets for disabled supporters are also £5. Please note, all under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
iFollow Brentford will be on air from just before kick-off at 2.55pm on Saturday, with Chris Wickham and Chris Deacon taking you through the action on Matchday Live from New Meadow.