NIGEL Clough believes that Shrewsbury will escape the drop this season despite currently being in the relegation zone.
The Brewers travel to the Montgomery Waters Meadow tomorrow (kick off 3pm) knowing that Shrewsbury haven’t won a League One game since December 22 despite taking Premier League Wolves to a replay in the FA Cup.
The Brewers manager said: “We don’t expect Shrewsbury to be there at the end of the season and they are a strong proposition at home.
“You naturally lift your game in the cups and to be a minute off knocking Wolves out in the home game and then having a chance at Molineux as well shows they aren’t a bad team.
“You can produce a great performance in the cup and then struggle to repeat it in the league on the Saturday. That’s one of the things with lower league teams – sometimes they can do it as a one off but not week-in, week-out.
“Shrewsbury over achieved massively last season and then there was a big upheaval losing their manager and 10 or 11 players, then they changed the manager mid-season. If you put all of that into consideration, that’s why they find themselves where they are. But they still have a good nucleus of players.”