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Sam Ricketts caught in selection quandary for Shrewsbury Town's FA Cup replay with Stoke City

By Tom Leach | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Shrewsbury Town boss Sam Ricketts has found himself facing a selection quandary for tomorrow's FA Cup replay with Championship side Stoke City.

Sam Ricketts deep in thought. (AMA)

Town will be without suspended midfielder Ollie Norburn and homecoming hero Dave Edwards when they face Nathan Jones' side at Bet365 stadium tomorrow.

Norburn's yellow card against the Potters earlier this month was his second in this season's competition, adding to the one he received against Salford City at Moor Lane.

Edwards, who made his Town return in Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Charlton Atheltic, will be ineligible for the cup clash as he was not registered before the two sides first met.

As Bryn Morris edges closer to completing a move to League One rivals Portsmouth, and with Charlie Colkett now back parent club Chelsea, Doug Loft could be the man to fill the void in what would be only the 32-year-old's sixth start for the club.

Ricketts may also find himself forced to name 16-year-old academy goalkeeper Sam Agius on the bench as Shrewsbury continue their search to replace Joel Coleman.

Shropshire Star understands that the club are closing in on the signing of former Arsenal and Coventry 'keeper Reice Charles-Cook and are awaiting international clearance.

Charles-Cook most recently played for Danish side SønderjyskE and featured for Town in a trial game in July.

First-team coach Danny Coyne was on the bench for Saturday's League One clash but FA Cup rules state that players ineligible on the day of the initial third round tie can not feature in the replay.

Tom Leach

By Tom Leach
Digital Football Intern

Digital Football Intern with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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