BLUES boss Phil Brown is expecting Shrewsbury Town to be tough opponents tomorrow - despite their lowly league position.

The Shrews head into the game sitting 19th in League One, three points above the relegation zone.

But Brown believes Town will be difficult to beat at Greenhous Meadow.

“The stats suggest Shrewsbury are a home team,” he said.

“They have 48 points this season and 32 of them have come at home so it shows they’re comfortable at their own ground.

“We have to try and make it uncomfortable for them.

“With that in mind we have to be on the front foot and try to get that first goal but Shrewsbury are a decent side so we’re certainly under no illusions, this is going to be a very hard game.”

The Shrews have been beaten just twice in their last nine home games.

But Brown is only focusing on making sure his own side are in top form.

“I’m not thinking too much about Shrewsbury, I’m thinking about our own performance,” said the 57-year-old.

“We know we need to win the game.

“If we do that then we will take the play-off race to the final day of the season, where we know all kind of weird and wonderful things can happen.”