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Shrewsbury Town on the verge of a Sky Bet League 1 return

24 April 2015

Shrewsbury Town are on the verge of returning to Sky Bet League 1, and they could finally get over the line this weekend when they meet Cheltenham Town.

The Shrews suffered relegation to League 2 last May, but have looked likely to bounce back at the first time of asking and a win this weekend would seal promotion for Micky Mellon's men.

Home form has been key this season for Shrewsbury, who had gone 16 league games at Greenhous Meadow before their first loss. However, they are on the road at this weekend, travelling to Whaddon Road to meet the Robins.

Gary Johnson’s side are at the opposite end of the table, sitting 23rd and battling for Football League survival. Despite Cheltenham's lowly position, Mellon know his side still face a tough task.

“It will be a tough game like they all are in this league but, like we always say, we will prepare properly and go down there expecting the challenge,” Mellon told the club’s official website.

“It is up to us to keep our standards high and keep doing what has got us into the position we are in.

“It is all to fight for. We will go out there and make sure we give all we can and try to get the three points.”

Dependent on other results, Shrewsbury could even go up without winning this weekend. They lead Wycombe Wanderers and Southend United, who lie third and fourth, by five points, so if either side fail to win, then the Shropshire side will seal an immediate return to the third tier of The Football League.

And they are still firmly in the frame to win the division, remaining two points behind already-promoted Burton Albion. Should the Brewers slip up, then the Shrews will want to make sure they are ready to take advantage at the summit.

To see how the Shrews fare this weekend, follow the League 2 Twitter feed - @SkyBetLeague2 – for goal updates.

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