Joe Anyon is set to overcome his injury setback to provide goalkeeping back-up for Shrewsbury Town in their big League One clash with Walsall tomorrow.
Anyon suffered a knee injury in Tuesday’s 2-1 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy home defeat to Crewe – his Town debut – and it was feared he would miss tomorrow’s Greenhous Meadow fixture.
That would have opened the door for youth team shot-stoppers Connor Wearing or Callum Burton to be named amongst the substitutes to provide back-up to Chris Weale, who was rested on Tuesday night. But manager Graham Turner expects Anyon to win his fitness battle.
“Joe came off on Tuesday but he has got a chance of being fit for tomorrow,” said the Town boss.
“He kicked through the ball and kicked the ground and it jarred the whole of his leg and knee in particular.
“As it has settled down, it has certainly improved rapidly so he has got a good chance.”
Injured striking duo Sam Winnall and Terry Gornell are not due to return to training until next week, but there is an outside chance of full-back Joe Jacobson making the 18-man squad.
Turner has continued his attempts to bring in fresh loan recruits but has again met with frustration.
“There have been a number of targets on-going that we have been trying to bring into the club,” he added.
“The ones we have been looking at this week have been more experienced.
“It has been frustrating and the targets we have been looking at, one or two finished up at Championship clubs.”