Shrewsbury V Crawley Town at Greenhous Meadow Stadium : Match Preview

31 March 2013 01:31
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Jones missing for Shrews

Shrewsbury will be without centre-back Darren Jones for their home encounter against Crawley.

Jones was forced off after just 20 minutes of Good Friday's 2-2 draw at Carlisle with a suspected dislocated shoulder, which is likely to rule him out for the remainder of the season.

The news is a particular blow to boss Graham Turner with fellow defenders Cameron Gayle (hamstring) and Rob Edwards (thigh) already struggling to play again this term, while Jermaine Grandison (hip) is also lacking match fitness after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Connor Goldson replaced Jones at Brunton Park and is likely to do so from the off for the visit of Crawley.

Midfielder Dave McAllister was rested to the bench on Friday and will hope to return, while loan signing Akwasi Asante is also pushing for greater involvement having made his debut as a 73rd-minute substitute.

Crawley boss Richie Barker is set to make changes.

Barker admitted his team needed freshening up after they laboured to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Stevenage on Friday.

Two games in three days might be too much for skipper Josh Simpson, who has only just returned after a month out with an ankle injury, while top scorer Billy Clarke could start after dropping to the bench against Boro.

There will definitely be a change among the substitutes as midfielder Jake Taylor has returned to parent club Reading at the end of his loan spell.

Defender Kyle McFadzean remains unavailable as he continues to build up his fitness following a virus.

Source: PA