Shrewsbury v Rotherham preview

Date published: Friday 17th January 2014 1:50

Dave McAllister and Connor Goldson have been passed fit for Shrewsbury’s home clash against Rotherham while Aaron Wildig also hopes to be okay.

Defender Goldson was forced off late on in last weekend’s 3-2 defeat at MK Dons having suffered a broken nose while McAllister also sustained mild concussion.

Fellow midfielder Wildig, meanwhile, was substituted at half-time at stadium:mk having picked up a thigh injury and will be assessed ahead of the Millers’ visit.

However, Luke Summerfield (thigh), Darren Jones (ankle) and Jermaine Grandison (hip) continue to sit out.

Rotherham could hand a debut to striker Wes Thomas when they visit Shrewsbury.

The 26-year-old joined from Bournemouth until the end of the season and he could replace Haris Vuckic in Steve Evans’ starting XI.

Miles Addison has a bruised foot but will play a full part, but fellow defenders Craig Morgan (foot) and Claude Davis (suspension) will not be involved.

Evans has no other selection issues to contend with as his side look to consolidate their position in the top six.

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Shrewsbury v Rotherham preview

Date published: Friday 13th April 2012 3:50

Shrewsbury are likely to boast a fully-fit squad for their home clash against the Millers.

Manager Graham Turner named an unchanged XI for the Easter double header, with third-placed Shrews strengthening their claims for an automatic promotion spot with victories over Macclesfield and Bradford.

Winger Jon Taylor returns to the fold this weekend having completed his three-match suspension for the red card received at Morecambe last month.

But it is unlikely he will be able to break into a Town XI which is currently firing on cylinders, with the likes of Marvin Morgan and Sean McAllister also having to bide their time on the bench.

The Millers arrive at the Greenhous Meadow, where Shrewsbury are yet to taste defeat this season, with new boss Steve Evans taking charge of his first game for the South Yorkshire club.

Meanwhile, Steve Evans begins his reign as Rotherham manager with a trip south.

Evans, who walked out on Crawley’s promotion charge to sign a three-year deal with the Millers, watched from the stands on Easter Monday as his new side beat Cheltenham 1-0 to keep their faint play-off hopes alive.

The 49-year-old, who has replaced the sacked Andy Scott, will pick from the same squad for the game at the Greenhous Meadow with Mark Bradley (ankle) his only doubt.

Bradley, who has been playing right-back recently, has missed the last two games after suffering the injury in the warm-up at AFC Wimbledon and will be tested ahead of kick-off while defenders Luke Foster and Richard Naylor (both knee) remain out for the season.

The Millers are four points adrift of the top seven with four to play and a win would also help Evans’ former club Crawley, who are two points behind the Shrews in fourth.

Evans said: “First and foremost we need to win for ourselves and if it also helps Crawley Town then I would be doubly delighted.”

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Shrewsbury v Rotherham preview

Date published: Friday 2nd December 2011 1:02

Shrewsbury are without loanee James Wallace for their FA Cup second-round tie at home against the Millers after parent club Everton refused permission for the midfielder to play.

The Shrews, however, are able to field fellow loanee James Hurst, despite West Brom’s initial reluctance to allow the defender to become cup-tied.

Sean McAllister is in contention to slot back into Graham Turner’s midfield after returning to training following stomach and hip problems.

But McAllister’s replacement, Nicky Wroe, scored from the penalty spot in last weekend’s 2-0 win over Morecambe and may have done enough to convince Turner to continue with his services.

Fellow midfielder Aaron Wildig is a major doubt with an ankle injury picked up in the victory over the Shrimps.

Rotherham will have loanees Guy Branston, Sam Wood and Brett Williams available for their FA Cup second-round trip to Shrewsbury.

Defender Branston, on loan from Bradford, was able to play in the first-round win at Barrow while winger Wood, who only joined from Brentford last week, has been given permission by the League One side.

Striker Williams has been given the nod by Reading, though Jon Harley has not been allowed to play by Notts County so Tom Newey will come back into the left side of defence.

Manager Andy Scott has no fresh injury concerns to deal with for the visit to the Greenhous Meadow, meaning Jamie Annerson (knee), Ryan Cresswell (ankle), Gareth Evans (ankle) and Mark Bradley (shoulder) remain the long-term absentees.

The Millers will be looking to book a place in the third round of the FA Cup for the first time since the 2004/05 season, when they entered at that stage of the competition.

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