Sharps to miss Bury clash

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Shrewsbury will be without suspended captain Ian Sharps for the home clash with fellow promotion hopefuls Bury.

Centre-back Sharps was dismissed late on in the goalless draw against Gillingham on Saturday and will serve a one-match ban.

Turner has a number of options to replace Sharps, he could move right-back Jermaine Grandison into the centre or alternatively put youngster Connor Goldson in for his first start for the club after he came off the bench at the weekend.

Defensive duo Kelvin Lomax (ligament) and David Raven (hip) are nearing full fitness but it is unlikely they will be risked, however, forward Benjamin van den Broek has fully recovered from his knee problem and is in contention for a place on the bench.

Midfielder Paul Downing and goalkeeper Lee Nicholls will be unavailable as their loan deals from West Brom and Wigan respectively have now expired and the youngsters have returned to their parent clubs.

Bury boss Alan Knill could hand rookie winger Kyle Bennett a starting role.

The 20-year-old came off the bench after an hour of Saturday's home clash with Crewe, with the Shakers trailing 1-0.

He made a stunning impact with two goals in quick succession to put his side 2-1 ahead before Ryan Lowe added a late third.

Knill has no new injury concerns but could again be missing defender Ben Futcher due to a hamstring injury.

Knill has urged his side to build on Saturday's 3-1 win, saying: "We've got to learn quickly that it's not enough to run with the ball and look exciting when we're under the cosh, you have to keep hold of the ball too."M

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Paul Downing
Ryan Lowe
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