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Shrewsbury fans to meet over safe standing plans

Shrewsbury Town supporters are holding a meeting this evening to discuss the clubs plans to bring safe standing to its ground.

Last month the League One side became the first English club to apply for the introduction of safe standing at Greenhous Meadow.

Shrewsbury is aiming to create a safe standing area with a capacity of around 500.

The meeting is being held in the Sovereign Lounge at the stadium on Oteley Road starting at 7pm.


Shrewsbury suffer defeat against Manchester United

Shrewsbury Town host Manchester United in the FA Cup tonight. Credit: ITV News Central

It was the biggest game in Shrewsbury Town's history this evening as they hosted Manchester United but they suffered a 3-0 defeat against the Premier League giants.

They took the lead after half an hour when Chris Smalling volleyed in and the visitors scored again in first half added time with a free kick from Juan Mata.

They made sure of the result in the second half with another goal from Jesse Lingaard.

Abu Agogo had the Shrews' best chance with a free header late on but they could not find a response to Louis Van Gaal's men.

Shrewsbury now turn their attentions to avoiding relegation from League one.

Report: Shrewsbury Town host Manchester United in FA Cup

League One Shrewsbury Town will host Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup later tonight.

It's the first time the two sides have ever met in a competitive fixture.

Melissa Wright looks ahead to tonight's match.

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