DEFENDER Joe Jacobson is on course to make a faster-than-expected return to first team contention at Shrewsbury Town, writes JAMES GARRISON.
The former Accrington Stanley full-back suffered an ankle injury in training 10 days ago and was initially ruled out for up to six weeks.
But Jacobson is making swift progress along the road to recovery and is close to resuming light jogging under the supervision of physio Chris Skitt.
“We are probably looking at another one or two weeks and he could be back,” said manager Graham Turner.
Meanwhile, Turner has reflected on the opening 10 games of his team’s first campaign back in League One.
Town were in 15th place with 10 points ahead of this afternoon’s trip to Doncaster.
And, while Turner would have liked more points on the board, he has been encouraged by the majority of his side’s displays.
“I can look at quite a number of the games we have drawn or lost and we should have got more out of them,” he added.
“I can look at the unfortunate situation of hitting the woodwork five times, four of them the inside of the post or underside of the bar and could have made a significant difference to the result.
“You take solace in the fact that sooner or later they will start to go in.
“So while we are disappointed with the position and the points, some of the play we have had in the majority of the game has been of acceptable quality.
“If we can have that little bit of luck in front of goal at certain times in matches, we will improve our record no end.”