Bury boss Alan Knill is set to name striker Andy Bishop among his substitutes for the home clash with Shrewsbury.

The highly-rated frontman has not played since September but could make his long-awaited return from a bout of tendonitis off the bench against the Shrews.

Ryan Lowe, Lenny John-Lewis and Nicky Ajose have all failed to score in their last four outings, but Knill said: "I'm not concerned about the strikers at all.

"Ryan has got 14 goals already and that is a pretty good return. Lowey goes through patches like this where he doesn't score and then he gets six or seven in as many games."

Damien Mozika and Cameron Belford have missed training all week with injury, but Knill expects both to be involved against the Shrews.

Jermaine Grandison will miss out for Shrewsbury as manager Graham Turner looks for a positive response to Tuesday`s abject display at Oxford.

The on-loan Coventry full-back was forced off after just 11 minutes at the Kassam Stadium nursing a hamstring injury and will now miss the Gigg Lane clash and probably Tuesday`s encounter against Burton.

Dean Holden is set to replace Grandison, with Turner dismissing talk from the 31-year-old`s agent that he is set for a January move away from the Shropshire outfit.

The Town boss has a couple of unnamed players nursing tight muscles and a touch of stiffness but expects those affected to be okay in time for Friday evening.

Turner is looking for a big improvement after an unacceptable level of performance in the 3-1 defeat at Oxford and is considering tinkering with his line-up, although he admits he will not - and does not have the resources to - make wholesale changes.

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