Graham Turner will assess two or three members of his squad as Shrewsbury prepare to get back to action at Burton on New Year`s Day.
Midfielder Sean McAllister and reserve goalkeeper Ben Smith have been struggling with illness of late, as have a small number of unnamed players.
Defender Dave Raven has also been hampered by a slight hip problem and Turner will monitor their state ahead of the trip to the Pirelli Stadium.
On-loan Manchester City midfielder Andrew Tutte is finally in contention to make his debut having overcome a back problem which has hampered his time at the club.
Midfielder Benjamin van den Broek and striker Nathan Elder (both knee) are sidelined but Craig Disley (hip) is nearing a return to training.
Shrews have played just once in the last five-and-a-half weeks but remain in the play-off places and know victory at Burton could propel them into the top three.