Defender Michael Hector has handed Shrewsbury Town a fitness worry ahead of Saturday’s League One trip to Stevenage.
The 20-year-old, who is on loan from Reading, suffered a knee niggle in training on Tuesday.
And Town, who expect midfielder Asa Hall to be available after a dead leg, will monitor the promising youngster over the coming 48 hours.
“We’ve just had a little scare with Michael Hector in training,” manager Graham Turner said this morning.
“He tweaked his knee so we will see how he is today and tomorrow.”
Hector has recovered from a shaky Capital One Cup debut against Leeds to form a strong central defensive partnership with Darren Jones.
Reuben Hazell and Connor Goldson wait in the wings should Hector fail to recover.
Meanwhile, Turner has hailed the competition for places in his squad. Shrewsbury have made an encouraging start to the League One campaign, while the reserves opened with an impressive 4-0 victory over Oldham on Tuesday.
“There were some outstanding individual performances and I loved the way we played,” added the Town boss, who reported no fresh update in his search for a striker ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline.
“The players in the team know there is a group behind them pushing all the way and think they should be in the side.
“For those who have got a shirt at the moment – who haven’t done badly, I’ve got to say – it’s a reminder there are people ready to take their place.”
Meanwhile, captain Matt Richards has become the first Shrewsbury player this season to be named in the League One team of the week for his performance in last week’s 1-1 draw with Tranmere.
Young Shrewsbury goalkeeper Callum Burton was an unused substitute as England Under-17s opened their St George’s Park International Tournament with a 3-2 defeat to Italy at Burton’s Pirelli Stadium last night.