Aldershot v Shrewsbury preview

Date published: Friday 9th December 2011 12:37

Chris Doig could make his Aldershot debut at home, while Jamie Day and Charlie Henry also come back into contention.

Centre-back Doig, who has over 200 appearances under his belt for Nottingham Forest and Northampton, arrived at the EBB Stadium on Thursday on a month-by-month non-contract deal.

On-loan left-back Day is available after being denied permission by parent club Crawley to feature in last Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

Fellow loanee Henry was also unable to feature at Hillsborough having been cup-tied due to his earlier involvement in the competition with Luton.

Striker Michael Rankine and winger Adam Smith have struggled with a virus this week but are both expected to be okay.

Shots, with just one win to their name in their last five games in all competitions, aim to get back to winning ways against a Shrewsbury side flying high in League Two.

Meanwhile, Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner faces a welcome selection dilemma.

James Wallace returns to the fray for the first time since seeing red on his debut against Dagenham & Redbridge at the start of November.

The on-loan Everton midfielder served a three-match suspension before being denied permission by his parent club to feature in last weekend’s FA Cup win over Rotherham.

Fellow loanee Aaron Wildig is also set to return to contention for a midfield berth having missed out last weekend with an ankle injury.

Both are influential performers but it remains to be seen whether Turner will change the midfield of Lionel Ainsworth, Nicky Wroe, Matthew Richards and Mark Wright, who performed against Rotherham.

Tom Bradshaw (illness) is a doubt while long-term absentees Jermaine Grandison (hamstring) and Reuben Hazell (knee) remain absent. Striker Marvin Morgan returns to the EBB Stadium for the first time since leaving over the summer.

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Aldershot v Shrewsbury preview

Date published: Friday 8th April 2011 1:45

Aldershot are set to be unchanged.

Dean Holdsworth’s men drew 0-0 with Southend last weekend and the former Wimbledon and Bolton striker has no fresh injury concerns to contend with.

Striker Damian Spencer is back in action after five months out having fully recovered from a knee injury and he could keep his place.

Alex Rodman has made his comeback from a calf injury while fellow winger Jermaine McGlashan is struggling with an ongoing shin splints problem but is available.

Youth-team graduate Adam Mekki will be included in the squad again after impressing lately but forward Jack Randall broke his leg while on loan at Didcot Town recently and is a long-term absentee.

Shrewsbury have concerns over Tom Bradshaw.

The Wales Under-21 striker tweaked his knee in training earlier this week and will be assessed ahead of the clash.

Bradshaw, 18, has started Shrews’ previous two games, both of which have been convincing victories, having come off the bench against Bradford to bag a brace and turn the game on its head.

Graham Turner will be keen to keep faith with an unchanged line-up for a third successive match but, should Bradshaw not make it, then the Town boss has plenty of players champing at the bit, with Matt Harrold most likely to step in.

The sickness bug that swept through the Shrewsbury camp last week has now disappeared, with those affected back up to full strength.

Young starlet Jon Taylor is one of those now fighting fit having been forced out of last weekend’s 4-1 win against Macclesfield just before half-time. But again, Turner is presented with options and a welcome selection headache after fellow winger Lionel Ainsworth came off the bench to bag a brace.

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