Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst gives new injury update

Defender Tom Flanagan is set to make a tentative return to training this week, according to boss Paul Hurst.

Written by Ollie Westbury
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The center back for Shrewsbury Town hurt his knee in the team’s 2-1 victory over Port Vale at the end of November.

Furthermore, scans showed that, despite first appearing to be a catastrophic setback, his injury was not as bad as previously believed. And he’s getting closer to making a comeback now.

Tom might participate in a few warm-ups this week, according to Hurst.

“He won’t be available for Reading next week; he hasn’t been available for a while.”

The head coach did, however, commend the seasoned defender for his demeanor on the practice field and the influence he and other senior players have had.

He went on, “But what I would say is that he is around the training ground every day anyway, so his experience will be important in addition to that of people like Carl Winchester, Aaron Pierre, Chey Dunkley, and Benno (Elliot Bennett).

“We require that in order to motivate the players, lift up those who might be feeling low, support the younger players, and uphold standards.”

There are a lot of things happening, and I have no reason to doubt those who tell me Flanagan is better. Hopefully, though, this is more than just wishful thinking.

However, in order to get as well as we can before the season ends, we must continue to drive that.

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