Shrewsbury Town have been dealt a massive injury blow ahead of Saturday’s clash with league leaders Coventry City with news imposing central defender Aaron Pierre is out for five weeks as reported by the club’s official website.
Pierre came off with a muscle problem during the first half of Saturday’s 3-2 home defeat to Oxford United and will definitely miss Saturday’s visit to St Andrew’s.
The twenty-seven-year-old moved to Shrewsbury from Northampton in the summer, and he’s gone on to make thirty league outings for the Shrews, chipping in with three league goals.
Sam Ricketts told the club’s website: ‘We will be without Aaron Pierre for this one, so he will be a miss.’ He also confirmed midfielder Josh Vela was unavailable due to suspension, but in better news he revealed fans favourite Shaun Whalley was back doing light training. The forward has been missing since pulling up with a hamstring injury against Liverpool in the FA Cup replay at Anfield.
Shrewsbury travel to the league leaders in sixteenth place on forty-one points having won just two league games since the turn of the year.
Pierre will be a massive miss and a big concern for Salop fans.
Tranmere’s recent good run of form together with an upcoming tough run of fixtures for Salop means many fans are now getting nervous, with a relegation fight to the end of the season a distinct possibility.
Ricketts sounded like a man under-pressure during his press conference, and we can see things getting worse for his side before they get better.
We think they will stay up, but only just.