October 12, 2013
Lopez set for Shrews debut
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||0.9||1.1|
|Goals against *||1.1||2.1|
|Last 5 home||L-W-W-D-L||W-L-L-W-W|
|Last 5 away||L-L-D-L-D||L-L-W-D-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Shrewsbury Town | Gillingham|
|4/21||A: Preston North End||4/21||A: Walsall|
|4/26||H: Peterborough United||4/26||A: Preston North End|
|5/3||A: Gillingham||5/3||H: Shrewsbury Town|
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.