Five-star Shrews look to build on midweek success

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Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner will find it difficult to make changes for the visit of Stevenage after overseeing the club`s biggest win of the season in midweek.

Despite previously triumphing 4-0 twice this season, Shrews hit five for the first time in the league since September 2008 to trounce in-form Lincoln 5-1.

Lionel Ainsworth celebrated his recall with a quickfire first-half hat-trick at Sincil Bank and Turner will find it tough to replace him, even with the return of striker James Collins from international duty with the Republic of Ireland`s Under-21s.

On-loan goalkeeper Lee Nicholls is also back from England Under-19 duty to challenge Chris Neal for a place on the bench behind current number one Ben Smith.

Midfielder David Davis came off at half-time against Lincoln nursing an ankle problem but should be fine to face Boro.

Striker Tom Bradshaw has been ruled out for four to six weeks with an ankle ligament injury and is unavailable.

Stevenage boss Graham Westley could include Darren Murphy in his squad.

The midfielder has made just one appearance this season, a League Cup clash with Portsmouth on August 9, but returned from an ongoing shoulder injury during the reserve team clash with Colchester in midweek and could be involved.

Ben May is a doubt with a `minor knock` which is only expected to keep him sidelined for a further few days.

Other than that, Westley has a full squad available.

Striker Craig Reid, winger Peter Winn and defender Darius Charles will all be hoping for recalls as Boro look to end a run of four games without a win in all competitions.

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