Mix of youth and experience with Jermaine Grandison getting a game
Shrewsbury Town's reserve team begin their Central League Cup campaign against Port Vale at the Greenhous Meadow this afternoon (2pm).
Graham Turner will take the chance to run the rule over several member of his first team squad while there is also a run out for former Town defender Jermaine Grandison.
He has recently returned to training having received treatment from Shrewsbury's medical department under a Football League ruling for a hip problem.
"There's one or two players that we feel can do with a game," said the manager. "Dave Winfield's in there, Dave McAllister, Tom Bradshaw, people like that.
"Jermaine Grandison gets a game. He's obviously worked hard to recover from his surgery and we've been obliged to get him fit again so we'll include him for today's game.
"He turned down his contract offer in the close season so he's obviously been without a club since and we are obliged under the rules of the Football League to work with him until he's fully fit.
"This will be his first game for some time so he can count himself fully fit after this.
"I think he'll probably play centre half alongside Dave Winfield at the back."
A trio of Town scholars, Dom Smith, Sam Molyneux and Alex Fletcher, are also pencilled into play.
Admission to this afternoon's game is £3 adults and £1 concessions while season ticket holders, Sovereign Club members and Super Blues Club members will be admitted free.
Shrewsbury reserves (expected team): Joe Anyon, Dom Smith, Dave Winfield, Jermaine Grandison, Alex McQuade, Sam Molyneux, Dave McAllister, Alex Fletcher, Tom Bradshaw, John Marsden, Trialist.