Shrewsbury v Oldham preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday's League One clash between Shrewsbury and Oldham at the Greenhous Meadow.

Last Updated: 22/04/13 at 14:34   

Matt Richards: In the frame for a start

Matt Richards: In the frame for a start

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner has options available to him should he wish to shuffle his pack.

Midfielder Matt Richards and defender James Hurst are pushing for starts after they were dropped to the bench on Saturday.

Jermaine Grandison (hip) and Darren Jones (dislocated shoulder) remain sidelined.

Mark Wright is making good progress in his recovery from a hip injury but this game is expected to come too soon for him.

Saturday's goalless draw with Colchester confirmed Shrewsbury's League One survival but Turner believes his side still have plenty to play for.

He told the club's official website: "There's no such thing as a nothing game.

"First of all from a players point of view, they've got to put on performances because there are contracts to consider and all those sort of things, as well as pride.

"We want to finish as high up the table as we can."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson has the luxury of naming an unchanged team as his side make the trip to Shrewsbury.

The Latics secured their League One survival with a 2-1 home victory against Crawley on Saturday and Johnson has signalled his intentions to keep their momentum going with a win against the Shrews.

Jose Baxter will be hoping to force his way into Johnson's plans however after being made to settle for a spot on the subs bench against Richie Barker's men on his return from suspension.

Cliff Byrne remains a doubt due to a groin injury while James Wesolowski is unlikely to feature due to a knee problem.

James Tarkowski is definitely ruled out for the season with a knee injury of his own.

Victory would see the Latics record their fourth consecutive league win, their best run since August 2008.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston  
Bristol C v Notts Co  
Carlisle v Walsall  
Colchester v Oldham  
Coventry v Swindon  
Crawley v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Tranmere  
Port Vale v MK Dons  
Shrewsbury v Crewe  
Wolves v Rotherham  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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