Happy-go-lucky Shrewsbury ready to punish Moyes’s grim West Ham realism | Paul Wilson

07 January 2018 09:00
Paul Hurst’s high-flyers have been defying expectations all season and will offer a stern FA Cup test for a side with both eyes on Premier League safetyA funny thing happened when Shrewsbury Town played at Wigan on Boxing Day. The visitors earned a goalless draw to end a run of five straight wins by the League One leaders, though that was not entirely unexpected. What was odd was that when the home crowd chanted: “We are top of the league,” the away fans responded with: “We are staying up.”At that precise point Shrewsbury were second in the table, as they are still, about to reach the same points total by new year as they managed in the whole of last season. There was a time when Shrewsbury were worried about relegation; when Paul Hurst took over in October 2016 they were bottom of the division, though since then the climb has been steady and impressive. Related: Liverpool fans and Shrewsbury plans signpost way ahead for safe standing | Amy Lawrence Related: Big changes at Norwich City leave many fans cold as Chelsea arrive | Paul MacInnes Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian