Shrewsbury Town boss Micky Mellon has backed James Wesolowski to return stronger from his season-ending knee injury.The midfielder suffered cruciate ligament damage in Town's 3-0 win over Hartlepool United earlier this month.
He is waiting for the swelling to go down before he can have an operation but Mellon expects the Australian to hit back.
"He wants to be the best injured guy the football club has had. He is still getting everyone up and making sure when he's in the gym he is keeping the standards high," he told Press Association Sport.
"It's a massive blow for the boy, he puts his heart and soul into everything he does. Everyone at the club loves his attitude and what he brings.
"He's a positive guy. He will be thinking 'this is what's happened, I'm not going to be sitting about feeling sorry for myself but I'm not going to take people around me down with me'. He'll come back stronger."
Wesolowski joined on a free from Oldham Athletic last summer and had made 28 appearances this season, scoring once, with Shrewsbury Town second in Sky Bet League 1 ahead of Saturday's trip to Newport County.