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Play-Off Final: In numbers

The facts and figures ahead of Rotherham United versus Shrewsbury Town

27 May 2018

With Sunday's Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final approaching, and with a little help from Opta, we've crunched the numbers ahead of Rotherham United versus Shrewsbury Town.

2 - Shrewsbury pair Omar Beckles and Jon Nolan were named in the League One Team of the Season.

2 - Paul Hurst has managed two Wembley play-off finals; losing one and winning one while with Grimsby in the National League.

3 - Rotherham are involved in their third play-off final, losing in League Two to Dagenham & Redbridge in 2010, but they won the League One Final in 2014.

3 - Shrewsbury are also taking place in their third play-off final, losing League Two showdowns in 2007 and 2009.

4 - The Shrews have lost at Wembley on all four visits, with two EFL Trophy defeats either side of the aforementioned play-off finals.

6 - In six of the last seven third-tier play-off finals between the sides finishing third and fourth, the side finishing fourth has been promoted. Preston were the exception, defeating Swindon 4-0 in 2015.

7 - Rotherham went on the campaign’s longest winning run, securing seven successive three-point hauls across January and February.

8 - Shrewsbury finished third on 87 points, eight points clear of the fourth-placed Rotherham.

9 - An impressive nine of Shrewsbury’s starting XI on the opening day began the semi-final second leg against Charlton Athletic. Junior Brown and Abu Ogogo, both with season-ending injuries, missed out against the Addicks.

11 - If Rotherham win then all three relegated clubs would bounce back immediately. This last happened in 2006//07, when Hartlepool, Swindon and Walsall went straight up from League Two.

11 - Shrewsbury Town’s top goal-getter is Stefan Payne, with 11 goals this term.

13 - Kieffer Moore was Rotherham’s top scorer this season, scoring 13 times before Barnsley signed him in January.

15 - Shrewsbury kicked off the season with a 15-match unbeaten run, a streak which stretched to the end of October.

20 - Shaun Whalley has directly contributed to more goals than any other Shrewsbury player this term, with eight goals and 12 assists.

39 - The number of goals Shrewsbury conceded this season. Only League One champions Wigan Athletic conceded fewer (29).

1996 - The two clubs met in the 1996 EFL Trophy Final at Wembley, where Rotherham ran out 2-1 winners.

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