Football - Shrews to check on Parry

Paul Parry will be assessed ahead of Shrewsbury's Boxing Day clash at home to Tranmere.

The midfielder missed Saturday's 1-1 draw at Crewe due to a hamstring injury and is battling to be back to face Rovers at the Greenhous Meadow.

Fit-again Jon Taylor stepped in to make his first start since early November and duly bagged Town's leveller against the Alex, and the winger will now hope to keep his place in Graham Turner's starting XI.

Midfielder Aaron Wildig is stepping up his rehabilitation from a knee injury while defender Jermaine Grandison also misses out due to a lack of match fitness.