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Shrewsbury Town Vs Hereford United, Tue 23 Nov 2010

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Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner will make a late decision on the fitness of defender Dave Raven as he prepares to come up against former club Hereford.

Full-back Raven has missed Town`s last four games due to a groin injury but returned to training on Friday and took part again on Monday.

Strikers Tom Bradshaw and Kris Bright have also both returned to training and will be hoping to be part of Turner`s plans.

On-loan centre-back Exodus Geohaghon (knee) failed a late fitness test ahead of Saturday`s 1-1 draw with Southend and will again be assessed.

Lionel Ainsworth is not far off a return from his groin problem but Hereford`s visit comes too soon.

The winger will hope to get 20 minutes or so in a friendly against Wrexham arranged to give a handful of players some crucial match time.

Hereford are boosted by the return of Guillem Bauza and Rob Purdie.

Forward Bauza (groin) has not featured since United`s stunning 5-0 win at Stockport towards the end of October while midfielder Purdie missed Saturday`s 3-1 defeat at Lincoln due to a hamstring injury.

Caretaker manager Jamie Pitman is still dealing with a lengthy injury list which includes midfielder James McQuilkin (hamstring), defender Janos Kovacs (shoulder), goalkeeper Dan Connor and defender Ryan Valentine (both hip).

Pitman is hopeful McQuilkin and Kovacs could return in a week`s time, while he is also looking to add to his threadbare squad ahead of Thursday`s loan deadline.

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Exodus Geohaghon
Football
Guillem Bauza
Ryan Valentine
James Mcquilkin
Janos Kovacs
Lionel Ainsworth
League Two
Kris Bright

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