For the first time in two-and-a-half years, Wycombe will make the trip from Buckinghamshire up to Shropshire to take on Shrewsbury Town.

Gareth Ainsworth’s men go into the fixture this evening off the back of two defeats, albeit one of them was against the current Premier League champions in Manchester City in the Carabao Cup, and the other was against MK Dons, where the Chairboys played 55 minutes with 10 players.

And even though Wanderers maybe licking their lips in playing a side who only won twice in 12 matches this season and are outside the bottom four by a point, Shrewsbury did come from behind to defeat AFC Wimbledon in their previous fixture, and in the last battle between the Salops and the Chairboys, the Shropshire side came out 2-1 winners.

That win is only one of three they have achieved over Wycombe in 27 games, with Wanderers winning 11 of those matches, and with there being 13 draws.

So, how will it go tonight?

We spoke to Lewis Cox from the Shropshire Star to get his views on this evening’s battle at New Meadow.

What have you thought of Shrewsbury’s start to the season?

LC: “Disappointing and not how everybody envisaged it initially and that is obviously what manager “Steve Cotterill did not want at the beginning of his first full season in charge.

“But, of late, Town appeared to have turned a corner and have no lost just once in five in the league, including a couple of wins and draws.

“Saturday's 2-1 success over AFC Wimbledon came on the back of two decent draws but it was important to back them up with a win.

“The hope now is to make it consecutive league wins for the first time this season - and both in front of home fans.

Were you expecting a better start?

LC: “I'd personally hoped that they may have hit the ground running given the goodwill and optimism around the manager's return from illness and a new-look team.

“I think supporters were hopeful, too, but it was a rather difficult start with just one league win in eight.

“Most of the defeats were by narrow margins but Town found a run of positive results hard to come by.

Shrewsbury haven’t got a good record against Wycombe, but, they did beat AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. Will this be the confidence boost they need before facing a side pushing for promotion?

LC: “Hopefully, albeit Town's first league win of the season was followed up by cup and league defeats, so they must learn from that.

“Tonight's challenge, however, is against a top side with great experience and quality.

“It will not be easy in the slightest.

“Shrewsbury do, generally, tend to perform pretty well against the league's big-hitters.

“They were the better side in a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday a fortnight ago. That may suit them against the Chairboys.

Who are the players Wycombe need to be on the lookout for?

LC: “Daniel Udoh came off the bench to head in the winner on Saturday and I'd like to see him given the nod from the off.

“Ryan Bowman scored at Hillsborough the week before, it'd be nice to see those two paired together.

“Tom Bloxham, a 17-year-old academy graduate forward, has been a revelation this season but has been on the bench for the last two.

“Midfielder Josh Vela is key for Town but we are waiting to see on the severity of his knee injury.

“If he misses out, then that is a real blow for Salop.”

How do you see it going?

LC: “I think it'll be a fairly tight game.

“I can see a score draw.”

Teamnews: Wycombe will go into the match with a nearly fully-fit side, but Andre Burley and Nick Freeman will miss out due to injury, whilst Shrewsbury midfielder Josh Vela took a knock on in the win over AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, but the club are not sure how bad the injury is yet.

My prediction: Shrewsbury Town 1-3 Wycombe Wanderers