Football

Shrewsbury Town Vs Northampton Town, Sat 18 Sep 2010

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Shrewsbury will be without Benjamin van den Broek for their home game against Northampton.

The midfielder fractured his ankle while playing for the club`s reserves on Wednesday night and has been ruled out for between six to eight weeks.

Van den Broek was yet to start a league game for Town this term but had proved a reliable asset from the bench having made substitute appearances in all six games.

The Dutchman came on at half-time in last weekend`s 2-0 defeat at Gillingham - Shrews` first loss of the season which resulted in the club losing top spot in League Two.

Goalkeeper Chris Neal will be hoping the defeat does not jeopardise his place between the sticks with Ben Smith, who started the campaign as first choice, now fully fit again after a groin injury.

Defender Danny O'Donnell (groin) and striker Nathan Elder (knee) remain in the treatment room with long-term injuries.

Northampton midfielder Ryan Gilligan is set to play through the pain barrier once more.

Gilligan was set for three months on the sidelines when it was announced he would have surgery on an ankle problem but he has decided to postpone the operation and played the full 90 minutes against Southend last weekend.

Manager Ian Sampson said: "Ryan Gilligan is looking okay at the moment, he didn't train on Monday but he trained on Tuesday and he is happy to play through the pain.

"Like I said last week, fortunately for us Ryan has got the right attitude and it's nice to see that in the modern game."

Kevin Thornton came off the bench to inspire that victory and will be hoping to start while Leon McKenzie should continue up front after a bright debut last weekend.

Tadhg Purcell had an operation on his cruciate knee injury last week but is out for the season while left-back Marcus Hall is a fortnight away from returning from a hamstring injury.

Defender Craig Hinton remains on the sidelines with his knee problem.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Nathan Elder
Football
Ben Smith
Ben Smith
Craig Hinton
Ryan Gilligan
Marcus Hall
Leon McKenzie
League Two
Kevin Thornton
Chris Neal

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again