Shrewsbury Town Vs Darlington, Sat 27 Mar 2010

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Dave Hibbert is expected to lead the line for Shrewsbury as they look for three crucial points at home to bottom-club Darlington.

The striker has missed the last two games with a groin injury but has trained all week and, although Shrews will continue to monitor his fitness, manager Paul Simpson is hopeful he will face the Quakers.

Hibbert has 13 league goals to his name this season and despite the fact he has not found the net since January, Simpson will be delighted to see his star man return.

Defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff also makes his comeback having missed last weekend`s 2-0 defeat at Aldershot due to suspension.

That just leaves midfielder Craig Disley on the treatment table as he recovers from a broken ankle and a hernia operation.

Darlington's caretaker managers Craig Liddle and Neil Maddison will add Nathan Mulligan to their trip to the Prostar Stadium.

The midfielder, signed from Stockton and Norton last October, has been drafted in as cover for Gareth Waite, who is struggling with a knee injury.

Waite is rated 50-50 for Liddle and Maddison's second game in charge but defenders Stuart Giddings (groin), Mark Bower (ankle) and Richie Byrne (hamstring) and midfielder Chris Lumsdon (match fitness) all remain sidelined.

Veteran striker Noel Whelan is not expected to be involved after breaking down again in his second comeback match.

Whelan, dogged by hamstring trouble, lasted 58 minutes before being replaced by Mor Diop in the recent home defeat to Barnet.

Darlington, expected to announce a permanent replacement for Steve Staunton next week, have won only once on the road in League Two this season, at Rotherham in January.M

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Shrewsbury Town
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