ACCRINGTON Stanley have endured an injury-hit season, but manager John Coleman is hopeful two of his stars will be back on the pitch in the coming weeks.

Midfielder Sam Finley and striker Colby Bishop have both been absent for around a month after picking up a hip and hamstring injury.

Coleman thinks having the pair back in a red shirt will be like signing two new players as they push on to ensure League One football once again for next season.

“I’m happy that I’ve kept players and we’re going to get players back soon,” said Coleman.

“Sam Finley will be back from injury soon and Colby Bishop. That’ll be like signing two new players again.

“We’ve got things to look forward to. I’d say within the next two weeks they’ll both be back. We’ve got one of two niggles on other players.

“We need a healthy squad and we need players pushing for places.”

Storm Ciara has battered the country over the weekend and Coleman is hopeful the storm will ease so his side can play some good football in Shrewsbury.

“That’s football, we just have to keep going and hopefully, this weather will subside, and we can get a good game on tomorrow night.

Stanley won last time out at home to AFC Wimbledon, but the boss is not taking anything for granted as his side moved 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

“No, not at all, you can’t be like that. You can’t be lulled into a false sense of security,” Coleman added.

“There’s a lot of hard work to be done if we are to remain in League One for next season and that’s at the forefront of our minds and every point that we earn is going to be crucial.”

New boys Benny Ashley-Seal and Bobby Grant are in line to make their debuts for the club in the match at Shrewsbury after they were both signed on deadline day of the January transfer window.