Stevenage v Shrewsbury preview
Team news for Saturday’s League One clash between Stevenage and
Shrewsbury Town at Broadhall Way.
Michael Thalassitis is pushing for a place in the Stevenage
line-up for this match.
The 19-year-old striker climbed off the bench to score Boro’s
consolation goal in Tuesday night’s 4-1 Capital One Cup defeat by
Defender Lee Hills is still building up his fitness after his
summer move from Crystal Palace but boss Gary Smith has no other
On-loan Leeds winger Robbie Rodgers made his full debut against
Saints but Robin Shroot replaced him in the second half and is
pushing to reclaim his place in the starting XI.
Boro are currently unbeaten in League One with seven points from
their opening three matches of the season.
Meanwhile, Michael Hector will be assessed ahead of Shrewsbury’s
The centre-back, on loan from Reading, tweaked his knee in
training earlier this week and will be monitored in the build-up to
Reuben Hazell and Connor Goldson are on standby should they be
required, with manager Graham Turner yet to make any changes to his
starting XI for Town’s first three league fixtures of the
Hazell and Goldson are just two of several players knocking on
the door for starts, with winger Jon Taylor at the front of the
queue having bagged a brace in a 4-0 midweek reserve victory over
Midfielder Asa Hall – fit after a dead leg – Tom Bradshaw, Joe
Jacobson and Aaron Wildig are also looking to break into a Shrews
line-up which has started the season strongly.