A focus on Wimbledon's first opponents
Wimbledon get 2014/15 underway at home to Shrewsbury tomorrow and we conclude our countdown to the new season by focusing on our opponents.
campaign, we’re encouraging Dons fans to really get behind the boys come 3.00 pm on Saturday by displaying the famous blue and yellow colours.Wall of ColourAs part of the Football League’s
Having strengthened considerably, Shrewsbury are likely to provide tough opposition and we take a look at a big summer of change for a club relegated from League 1 last season.
Tom Bradshaw, Jon Taylor, Asa Hall, Chris Weale, Luke Summerfield, Joe Jacobson, Dave Winfield, Joe Anyon, Alex McQuade, Tamika Mkandawire, Paul Parry. Players out:
James Collins, James Caton, Mark Ellis, Mark Halstead, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, James Wesolowski, Jason Leutwiler, Scott Vernon, Mickey Demetriou, Ashley Vincent, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Liam Lawrence, Cameron Gayle, Jordan Clark, Andy Robinson, Andy Mangan. Players in:
175 miles Distance between two clubs:
in League 1rd 23 Position last season:
Saturday, 9 August (h), Saturday 14 February (a) When we meet:
Following his appointment in May, Mickey Mellon has overhauled Shrewsbury’s squad in a big way with 16 new signings arriving since he cleared the decks. Following a two-season spell in League 1 with Graham Turner having got Shrewsbury promoted in 2011/12, the club were relegated in May, and Mellon is hoping to engineer a new era of success.
Mellon will feel he has unfinished business in League 2 as he left Fleetwood halfway through the 2012/13 season and he’s certainly wasted no time putting his own stamp on the club. Former Fleetwood striker Andy Mangan is reunited with his old manager, who has brought in a lot of experience of playing at a higher level with the likes of winger Liam Lawrence (pictured), who has been installed as the new captain after arriving from Barnsley.