ECHOSPORT talks to Shrewsbury Town fan Oliver Bromley ahead of tomorrow’s game with Southend United at the New Meadow.

Shrewsbury finished third last season but have made a slow start to the new campaign. What has been your take on it so far?

“It’s obviously completely different to what we had this time last year but with a new manager and 15 odd new players it’s understandable.

“The team has changed massively since last season and only a small number of players are left at the club from last year.

“There are plenty of new faces but we’re showing signs of promise at times. We just can’t seem to get the right result or see a game out at the moment.”

Shrewsbury have yet to win in the League and are currently third from bottom in the table, so what are your hopes for the rest of the season?

“As a Shrewsbury fan it’s not very often we see a season like we had last season when we just missed out on automatic promotion.

“I would have been happy with a mid-table finish if asked at the start of the season.

“But, with the way we’ve started, our first aim is obviously to stay up and then go from there.”

Among the summer signings was former Southend midfielder Anthony Grant. How has he been playing?

“He joined at the beginning of August.

“It was quite close to the start of the season so he missed pre-season with the rest of the squad.

“He’s now starting to figure a bit more regularly compared to when he first joined. When he came in he wasn’t quite match ready but after a few weeks he’s now starting most games and playing for the duration of them too.

“He knows the squad better and is starting to look like a decent acquisition and a key player in our midfield.”

Who would you say was Shrewsbury’s danger man?

“Obviously people will know Shaun Whalley from last season and he is probably still our main danger man.

“A player who I’ve liked since he’s joined the club in the summer is Josh Laurent.

“He looks like a very good midfielder and would be another danger man.”

What’s the team news?

“Striker Lee Angol is available again.

“He missed the Portsmouth match last weekend as his partner was giving birth.”

What’s the predicted starting line-up for the game tomorrow?

“My preferred and predicted line-up this weekend would be: Coleman, Emmanuel, Sadler, Waterfall, Beckles, Grant, Docherty, Laurent, Whalley, Angol, Gilliead