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The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

SHREWS­BURY look like the real deal.

No team is ca­pa­ble of tam­ing them as they top League One af­ter 12 un­beaten games.

Tal­ented man­ager Paul Hurst is dread­ing the “Un­lucky 13” head­lines away to Ply­mouth next week but even when this run ends, the Shrews will still look the real thing. They hadn’t won at Wal­sall since 1993 and Hurst was des­per­ate for his team to end that un­wanted record, as well as add to the club records they are set­ting.

Had Wal­sall’s Jon Guthrie been sent off as he should have been with 70 min­utes of the derby to play they prob­a­bly would have won.

But this is a good Shrews­bury side ca­pa­ble of rid­ing all kinds of prob­lems.

They are a soundly­built, con­fi­dent team with a good goalscorer in striker Ste­fan Payne, who has seven goals al­ready this sea­son.

Their first de­feat, when it hap­pens, will be the Shrews’ next test. They are more than ca­pa­ble of over­com­ing it.

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