Steve Leslie has provided Shrewsbury manager Paul Simpson with plenty of food for thought ahead of the visit of Barnet.

Having been restricted to substitute appearances in Town's previous two games, the midfielder started Saturday's clash at Macclesfield and scored the only goal of the game with a delightful 25-yard finish into the top corner.

Simpson dropped striker Jake Robinson in order to incorporate Leslie at the Moss Rose and he now must decide whether to keep faith with the same system, and indeed players, against the Bees.

Captain Graham Coughlan returned to the heart of defence after a hamstring injury, pushing Kelvin Langmead out to full-back in place of Danny Taylor, who dropped to the bench.

Regular right-back Dean Holden (hamstring) is expected to return in the not too distant future along with striker Jake Simpson (knee).

All eyes will be on striker John O`Flynn when Barnet arrive.

O`Flynn turned down a move to the Shrews on transfer deadline day after the two clubs had agreed a transfer fee of #100,000 and then responded by scoring a brace in the 3-0 win over Aldershot on Saturday.

The Irishman had not scored for 10 games before ending his drought at the weekend as the Bees finally ended a 14-match run without a win.

Defender Ismail Yakubu continues to miss out with a back problem so full-back Joe Devera will again slot in alongside veteran Gary Breen as a makeshift centre-half.

Fellow defender Clovis Kamdjo is also out as he battles back from knee surgery while David Livermore is pushing for a start after making his debut from the bench on Saturday.

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