Shrewsbury v Accrington Stanley

Last updated : 29 January 2010 By BBC Sport

Shrewsbury Town's 14-goal top scorer Dave Hibbert will be looking to break a club record if he scores for a sixth successive league game.Midfielder Craig Disley (head knock) and full back Dean Holden (leg) are back in contention, but skipper Graham Coughlan (hamstring) is still out.

Accrington Stanley team news to follow.

Shrewsbury's all-time record for scoring in consecutive games belongs to Alf Wood, who scored in seven successive matches back in the 1971/2 season.

But only five of those games were in the league (two were in the FA Cup).

And, in terms of league matches alone, Wood currently holds the record jointly along with Derrick Price (1955/56), Ray Russell (1958/59), Jimmy McLaughlin (1961/62), Wayne Clarke (1994/95), Ian Stevens (1996/97) and now Hibbert too.

After losing last season's top scorer Grant Holt to Norwich City in the summer, Hibbert has blossomed - and manager Paul Simpson has made it clear that he want to hang onto the 24-year-old striker.

Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Simpson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"As long as strikers are scoring goals there'll be people talking. And Dave Hibbert's on a great run of form at the moment.

"But I've had no official approaches from anyone yet - and I'd like to keep it that way because he's doing a job for us and I want him to stay and do that job.

"He's probably had a tough time from me, because I was the one who sold him from Preston.

"Then I came into the club here at Shrewsbury and Dave probably thought 'here I go again.'

"I haven't treated him badly. I didn't play him because I didn't think he was doing enough.

"But this season he's happier. That makes a big difference and makes you a lot calmer, and you've got to remember he's still young."

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport