Shrewsbury v Northampton preview
Shrewsbury will be without Craig Disley for the home clash against Northampton.
Last Updated: 25/09/09 2:26pm
Shrewsbury will be without Craig Disley for the home clash against Northampton, who could hand debuts to John Johnson and Courtney Herbert.
Midfielder Disley sustained another knee injury during Wednesday night's reserve-team outing against Port Vale and recent examinations have initially suggested he may be out for up to six weeks.
Fellow midfielder Lewis Neal got another hour under his belt in the 1-1 draw against Vale and could play a bigger role than he did in the 2-0 triumph at Lincoln last Saturday.
As it stands, the clash will be goalkeeper Steve Phillips' penultimate game for the club, with his current month-long deal set to expire after Tuesday's trip to Cheltenham.
Otherwise, keepers Chris Neal (groin) and Glyn Garner (shoulder), defender Mike Jackson (bone bruising), midfielder Terry Dunfield (shoulder) and striker Omer Riza (ankle) are all still unavailable to boss Paul Simpson.
Northampton team news
Northampton are expected to hand Johnson and Herbert their first appearances.
Johnson has arrived on a month-long loan from Middlesbrough and is poised to start at right-back, while striker Herbert should be on the bench as caretaker manager Ian Sampson looks for his first win.
Herbert has signed an 18-month deal from non-league outfit Long Buckby and will provide some much needed pace to the Cobblers side.
Defender Chris McCready is available after a one-match suspension, while midfielder Luke Guttridge is set for his maiden start of the season.
Guttridge made his first appearance since picking up a knee injury in pre-season as a substitute last weekend as the Cobblers were defeated 2-1 by Rochdale.
Wing-back Liam Davis is sidelined with a broken foot but Sampson has no other injury concerns.