Hibbert boost for County clash

30 October 2009 02:05
Hibbert, who has found the net seven times in the league this season, has missed the last three games with an Achilles injury but he returned to training on Tuesday and will line up against the Magpies, for whom Hans Backe will take charge of his first game.

Fellow striker Jake Robinson is also back to 100% after an ankle problem restricted him to a substitutes' role in last weekend's 3-1 triumph over Aldershot, but forward Omer Riza needs to build up his match fitness after an ankle problem of his own before he is considered for a first-team return.

Midfielders Terry Dunfield (shoulder) and Craig Disley (knee) should be back in training next week after their spell on the sidelines, which would leave just defender Mike Jackson and reserve keeper Glyn Garner as the only two remaining players in the treatment room.

That represents a huge turnaround for manager Paul Simpson who only last week was without 10 members of his squad due to injury.

Shrews will be coming up against Ben Davies for the first time since he snubbed a new deal over the summer in order to sign for County. And goalkeeper Steve Phillips will be looking to keep out the midfielder in what is the final game of his current loan spell at the club.

Source: Team_Talk