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Canaries duo back on the road to Wembley as Shrewsbury begin play-off campaign

Norwich City's on-loan midfielder Ben Godfrey is a key figure in Shrewsbury's promotion push. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Norwich City's on-loan midfielder Ben Godfrey is a key figure in Shrewsbury's promotion push. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire

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Norwich City loanees Ben Godfrey and Carlton Morris are back on the road to Wembley with Shrewsbury Town tonight.

Carlton Morris takes in Wembley after Shrewsbury's defeat to Lincoln in the Football League Trophy final. Picture: Steven Paston/PACarlton Morris takes in Wembley after Shrewsbury's defeat to Lincoln in the Football League Trophy final. Picture: Steven Paston/PA

The Canaries duo will both be hoping to feature as the Shrews head to Charlton Athletic for the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final.

Both have played key parts in helping the Shrews to an unexpected third-place finish, winning 2-0 at Charlton in February but losing 2-0 at home during April as they fell away from automatic promotion contention.

Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst said: “We’re excited, I’m glad it is finally coming around. We know it is going to be tough, we wouldn’t expect anything different from the play-offs realistically.

“We have a big club to face and what will be a big crowd, it’s what you should want to be involved in.

“We have ideas of how we feel we can perhaps cause Charlton some problems and to also try to highlight what we think they’re good at and to see if we can negate that to some degree.

“I think both games we have played against them have highlighted that they’ve got very good individual players, that when they’re on it will cause any team problems, certainly in our league and probably the league above.

“We are trying to be as organised as we can be but also understand that we feel we can certainly take part in these two games and cause Charlton some problems as well.”

Godfrey and Morris both started at Wembley in early April as the Shrews lost 1-0 to lower-level Lincoln in the Football League Trophy final.

The Shrews have won just one of their six games since that disappointment, with midfielder Godfrey and striker Morris both starting Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to MK Dons.

No doubt within both games there will be times where we are on top and times when Charlton are on top,” Hurst continued, speaking to Town’s official website. “The times when we are up against it slightly is when we need the fans to spur the players on.

“Come Sunday at the end of the final whistle (of the second leg), we are desperately hoping we have got something to celebrate.”

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