Scunthorpe v Shrewsbury preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Scunthorpe and Shrewsbury at Glanford Park.

Last Updated: 04/01/13 at 12:59

Mirfin: Available following a knee injury

Mirfin: Available following a knee injury

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws could hand surprise recalls to David Mirfin and Josh Walker.

Central defender Mirfin has been sidelined since the beginning of November with knee ligament damage and midfielder Walker has missed the last five games due to an ankle injury.

Laws' squad has struggled with illness over the Christmas period, but winger Mark Duffy shook off a knee injury to last the full 90 minutes in the New Year's Day draw with Oldham and is expected to continue.

On-loan striker Nathan Ellington appeared for the final 20 minutes at Sheffield United on Boxing Day and against Oldham following a calf injury and is hoping to play a bigger role as the Iron chase their first win at Glanford Park since September 22.

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner faces an anxious wait before naming his side for the trip to fellow strugglers Scunthorpe.

Aaron Wildig was forced off after just 20 minutes of the 1-0 win at Coventry on New Year's Day, Town's first away success of the season as they put valuable breathing space between themselves and the League One drop zone.

Paul Parry missed out altogether at the Ricoh Arena due to illness, as did Mark Wright as he continues to recover from his knee injury.

All three midfielders will be assessed in the build-up to the Glanford Park clash, although Luke Summerfield (hernia) and striker Ryan Doble (hand) remain sidelined.

Defender Cameron Gayle also missed out against Coventry due to illness while his loan stay from West Brom expired after the encounter.

Turner will now be hoping to strike an extension in time while hoping Gayle recovers sufficiently to face the Iron.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League One Fixtures

Saturday, 28 February 2015
15:00
Bristol C v Rochdale
Chesterfld v Fleetwood
Coventry v MK Dons
Crawley v Sheff Utd
Crewe v Swindon
Doncaster v Colchester
Gillingham v Barnsley
Notts Co v Port Vale
Oldham v Preston
Peterboro v Bradford

Footer 365

Liverpool's Europa League exit a boost to top-four chances ahead of Manchester City showdown, says Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher looks ahead to Liverpool v Manchester City and reckons the Reds might find it easier to bounce back.

Arsenal announce £11m profit and £138.8m cash reserve

Arsenal have returned robust financial results, with turnover increased to £148.5m and an overall profit before tax of £11.1m.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal eyes 'luck'

Louis van Gaal claims the most important factor in Manchester United's pursuit of a top-four place is 'luck'.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company