October 12, 2013
Lopez set for Shrews debut
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||0.8||1.2|
|Goals against *||1.1||2.1|
|Last 5 home||D-L-D-D-L||W-W-L-W-W|
|Last 5 away||D-D-W-L-L||D-L-L-W-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Shrewsbury Town | Gillingham|
|3/18||A: Colchester United||3/22||H: Crewe Alexandra|
|3/22||H: Bradford City||3/25||A: Milton Keynes Dons|
|3/25||A: Carlisle United||4/5||H: Rotherham United|
|3/29||A: Walsall||4/8||A: Peterborough United|
|4/5||H: Stevenage||4/12||A: Leyton Orient|
New signing Cristian Lopez is in contention to make his Shrewsbury debut at home against Gillingham.
The Spanish striker arrived on a one-month loan deal from Huddersfield on Thursday and will hope to make his Shrews bow against a resurgent Gills at the Greenhous Meadow.
Lopez could partner five-goal leading scorer Tom Bradshaw in attack after he made himself unavailable for the Wales Under-21 side despite originally being selected for international duty.
Defender Dave Winfield also returns to the fold having served his one-match suspension for the red card received at Bradford.
Michael Harriman will miss out for Gillingham having been ruled out with a calf injury.
The right-back, on loan from QPR, faces a number of weeks on the sidelines but would have missed the clash in any case due to his international commitments with the Republic of Ireland's Under-21 side.
That means manager Martin Allen will be forced to change a winning formula as the Gills aim for a third successive triumph.
Allen kept faith with the same XI who recorded Gillingham's first win of the season at the 11th attempt as they beat Crewe 3-0 and duly watched his unchanged side make it back-to-back victories against MK Dons last weekend.