Wycombe v Shrewsbury preview
Top-of-the-table Shrewsbury travel to Wycombe looking to continue their impressive start to the season.
Last Updated: 24/09/10 3:13pm
Top-of-the-table Shrewsbury Town travel to Wycombe Wanderers looking to continue their impressive start to the season.
Wycombe boss Gary Waddock could have Ian Westlake available for the clash with the high-flying Shrews.
The 26-year-old midfielder missed three consecutive games but has returned to training from an ankle injury he sustained in training and could make the squad.
Striker Stuart Beavon is pushing for his first start of the season after returning from the broken leg that ended his season prematurely last year.
The former Weymouth striker has appeared as a substitute on two occasions so far and will be hoping for more action this weekend.
Jon-Paul Pittman will be out for at least four months after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his knee, but Waddock has no fresh injury concerns.
Shrewsbury are likely to rest Lionel Ainsworth for the clash. The 22-year-old has proved an integral player for the Shrews this season, but missed last weekend's 3-1 victory over Northampton after picking up the knock in training.
Ainsworth has since returned to training but manager Graham Turner is likely to err on the side of caution by naming him on the bench, with Tuesday's match with Port Vale in mind.
"Bearing in mind the two games in four days, what we don't want is for him to play in the game at Wycombe and then sidelined again for Port Vale," he said.
"We've got to have a good look and an assessment of [the injury] so that it doesn't jeopardise his ability to stay fit for a number of weeks."
Meanwhile, Shrewsbury have been boosted by a re-diagnosis of Benjamin van den Broek's ankle injury.
It had been feared that the Dutch midfielder had fractured an ankle in a reserve match, but a new scan has shown ligament damage, meaning he will be back faster than first thought.