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Shrewsbury Town set for early update on Aaron Pierre

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Shrewsbury Town will discover the extent of Aaron Pierre's muscle injury as he goes for a scan today.

Shrewsbury defender Aaron Pierre received treatment from physio Jordan Beech before coming off injured (AMA)

The defender was replaced by Scott Golbourne just after half hour with Shrewsbury 1-0 up against Oxford on Saturday with what appeared a muscle injury to his upper leg.

Grenada defender Pierre already had strapping to his thigh but, according to boss Sam Ricketts, came through the warm-up OK but felt the injury after Daniel Udoh's 12th-minute opener.

Pierre has been a regular in Shrewsbury's defence this season. His side went 2-0 up against the U's shortly after he left the field but, following Josh Vela's red card for two bookable offences, the visitors staged a turnaround and claimed three points through Josh Ruffels winner two minutes from time.

Ricketts said: "Aaron was fine in the warm-up but after his first goal he came over and said he could feel his muscle injury a little bit.

"We said to keep an eye on him but then five or 10 minutes later he needed to come off. We lost a centre-back, we lost a player through a sending off, get 2-0 and everything starts going against us.

"We'll find out how he is after he goes to have a scan on Monday."

One fitness boost for Town was the return of attacker Conor McAleny to the bench from a hamstring injury.

"He could've come on," Ricketts said. "Unfortunately we had to use all the subs up by then, it would've been a good one to get on."

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Multi-Media Sports Journalist

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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