Port Vale v Shrewsbury preview: Scott Tanser sidelined
Last Updated: 16/03/17 2:36pm
Port Vale's injury problems continue to mount with defender Scott Tanser sidelined for the visit of Shrewsbury with a hamstring strain.
He was replaced at half-time of the midweek defeat at Northampton by Kiko, who himself had been rested to nurse a similar issue.
Fellow defender Kjell Knops struggled through the match with a groin injury which makes him doubtful for Friday night.
Forward Rigino Cicilia played for the reserves in midweek so could come back into contention but - with defender Remie Streete not fully fit and Jerome Thomas and midfielder Danny Pugh still likely to be sidelined - manager Michael Brown has hinted at "a few surprises" in the starting line-up.
Former Port Vale striker AJ Leitch-Smith is closing in on a Shrewsbury comeback following a knee injury.
The ex-Vale man has not started for the Shrews since injuring knee ligaments against his former side in November's goalless draw.
Shaun Whalley continues to battle a hamstring injury but defender Joe Riley is fit again after his own hamstring complaint.
Defenders Olly Lancashire (calf) and Abu Ogogo (knee) have both been sidelined for a number of weeks.