TEENAGER Neil Taylor could be in line for his first start of the season tomorrow as Wrexham travel to Stockport County.
The Wales under-21 international, who has also captained the U19s, could be set to play at left-back as both Ryan Valentine and Mike Williams are out with injuries.
Valentine has a groin injury and Williams has a back strain, while striker Eifion Williams is also a doubt after picking up a thigh knock.
But on the plus side midfielders Mark Jones and Danny Williams were back in training yesterday and will be in contention for tomorrow’s game.
Carey may have to change formation, with the Dragons boss having had to revert to 3-5-2 when Valentine picked up his injury in Tuesday’s 1-0 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Macclesfield.
The manager said yesterday Taylor would be brought into the squad after impressing with the reserves and with his international progress.
“He’s done well in pre-season,” said Carey. “I’ve been impressed with his progress as captain of Wales U19s and now with the U21s.
“He’s a left-back so he’ll come into contention, but we’ve got options available to us. The 3-5-2 worked quite well the other night.”
Strikers Michael Proctor and Chris Llewellyn are suspended tomorrow after both were sent off on Tuesday. Carey will hope Eifion Williams reports fit as Wrexham desperately search for points to get off the bottom of the Football League.
“He played up front the other night and played quite well,” said Carey. “He’s a good pro and a great player to have around.”
If Williams doesn’t make it, Basque hit-man Juan Ugarte could play after making for the first time this season on Tuesday.
Trinidadian international midfielder Silvio Spann will also be involved, with Carey saying: “Silvio is going to be a big part of what we’ve got going on this season.”