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Shrewsbury's injury nightmare shows no sign of letting up ahead of the visit of Bury although David Button has been brought in to ease a goalkeeper crisis.

First-choice Chris Neal has been ruled out for six weeks after breaking a finger, joining Glyn Garner (shoulder) in the treatment room.

That initially left 19-year-old Andreas Arestidou as the club's only fit stopper but Paul Simpson's tireless work paid off on Friday morning as Button arrived on loan from Tottenham until January, However, it remains unclear who will start between the sticks.

Leading goalscorer Dave Hibbert should shake off an Achilles problem in time to feature while midfielder Paul Murray should also be OK after struggling with stiffness of late.

Striker Jake Robinson (ankle) faces a race against time to be fit while on-loan midfielder Jamie Devitt (knee) is in similar situation. But Lewis Neal and Jake Simpson will definitely miss out due to respective calf injuries.

Midfielder Craig Disley (knee) and defender Mike Jackson (bone bruising) remain in the treatment room as Shrews come up against a Bury team looking for revenge after their play-off semi-final heartbreak against the Shropshire outfit back in May.

Bury boss Alan Knill will again pair on-loan striker Daniel Nardiello with Andy Morrell in attack.

Nardiello, who has joined the Shakers on a month's loan deal from Blackpool, scored on his debut and dovetailed effectively alongside Morrell in last weekend's thrilling 3-3 draw against Notts County.

The former Barnsley forward will once again link up with Morrell against the Shrews as Knill remains without a number of injured frontmen.

Andy Bishop is still two or three weeks away from returning to action, Ryan Lowe is expected to be out for another week while Danny Carlton is not expected to return until the New Year.

Damien Allen, Paul Scott and David Worrall could also miss out again through injury.

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