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Shrewsbury Town set for early update on Aaron Pierre

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)
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."

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