Shropshire awaits Brian Flynn and his squad on Tuesday night as Rovers make the trip to Shrewsbury Town.
It’s the first ever competitive visit to the Greenhous Meadow and Rovers are looking to build on Saturday’s draw against Yeovil Town and get back onto the winning trail.
Our last two games against Shrewsbury have resulted in victory for Rovers, both by a single goal. Rovers defeated the Shrews at the Keepmoat earlier this season courtesy of Billy Paynter’s fourth minute penalty and it was a strike by Prince Moncrieffe which won us the points back in January 1998.
However, our last visit to the home of the Shrews at Gay Meadow in August 1997 it wasn’t to go to plan. Rovers went to go behind after Dave Walton struck after just 15 minutes gone but the visitors continued to take the game to the hosts as they fought to get back into the game.
Shortly after half time though it took a turn for the worse when Darren Esdaille was dismissed with barely 10 minutes of the second period gone, this immediately perked up the hosts and they doubled their advantage when Darren Currie scored. Again, Rovers refused to lie down and pushed the hosts all the way to the final whistle in what was a tense finish after David Conlon struck from close range with little more than ten minutes remaining.