Torquay are set to be boosted by the return of defender Kieran Charnock for the visit of Shrewsbury.

The centre-half has been out of action for the last six weeks with a knee injury, but he has returned to training and comes back into contention.

On-loan goalkeeper Michael Poke is now fully recovered from a groin injury and could earn a recall, though he will have to dislodge Scott Bevan who has been keeping goal in Poke's absence.

Winger Wayne Carlisle remains sidelined with a troublesome knee injury that has dogged him for a few weeks so he will play no part as the Gulls look to win some points that would help secure their Football League status for another year.

Shrewsbury are carrying no fresh injury or suspension concerns as they go in search of three huge promotion points.

Having failed to pick up a single point last month, Town are desperate for victory to revive their faltering promotion charge and manager Paul Simpson has promised to attack at Plainmoor.

Last weekend`s 2-0 home defeat to all-but relegated Darlington has certainly left Simpson with much to ponder when it comes to team selection and changes can be expected against the Gulls, while he must also decide whether to stick a 4-3-3 formation or revert to 4-4-2.

Dave Hibbert returned from a groin injury to start against the Quakers and he is likely to keep his place in attack, with Jamie Cureton, Jake Robinson and Kris Bright all vying to start alongside him.

Graham Coughlan, Benjamin Van den Broek, Steve Leslie, Jake Simpson and Lewis Neal joined Bright on the bench last weekend and they will all be hoping to get their chance from the off.

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